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Almost 400 Australian same sex couples wed in the last month

Almost 400 Australian same sex couples wed in the last month

Almost 400 same sex couples have wed since Australia’s laws changed just one month ago, including 45 weddings in Western Australia. More than 370 marriages involving same sex couples have been registered across Australia. New South Wales leads the count with 142 marriages recorded. In Western Australia there were 687 weddings in the last month […]

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Lyle Shelton hopes marriage laws will be reversed

Lyle Shelton hopes marriage laws will be reversed

Lyle Shelton, the new Communications Director for Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives has told Sky News that they’d like to see Australia’s recently passed same-sex marriage laws reversed. Shelton quit his role at the Australian Christian Lobby on the weekend, so he could run for a seat in federal parliament at the next election. He’s be […]

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Marriage equality comes to the Channel Island of Jersey

Marriage equality comes to the Channel Island of Jersey

Marriage equality has finally arrived to the channel island of Jersey. The small British community off the coast of Normandy agreed to allow same-sex couples to wed almost two years ago, but the legislation has been bogged down as politicians argued over a series of proposed amendments. Last week politicians passed the legislation 44-1, after […]

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Virginia Flitcroft and Christine Forster marry

Virginia Flitcroft and Christine Forster marry

Virginia Flitcroft and her partner Christine Forster have wed in front of family and friends in Sydney. The couple, who have been together for more than a decade, had a prominent role in Australia’s debate over marriage equality. Christine Forster was a leading advocate for the laws to be changed, while her brother, former Prime […]

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Court ruling brings marriage equality to the western hemisphere

Court ruling brings marriage equality to the western hemisphere

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has ruled that marriage equality should be recognised without discrimination. The court holds jurisdiction over all countries who are signatories to the American Convention of Human Rights, and will see same-sex marriage become legal in a number of Latin and North American nations. The ruling is a result of […]

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Margaret Court says Australia “will pay” for allowing gay marriage

Margaret Court says Australia “will pay” for allowing gay marriage

Former tennis champion, the Reverend Margaret Court has declared she’ll be going crab fishing rather than attending this year’s Australian Open. Speaking to News Corp Reverend Court warned that Australia had made a mistake by voting in favour of marriage equality. During the marriage debate some tennis players had threatened to boycott the game because […]

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just.equal raise concerns over Ruddock’s religious freedom inquiry

just.equal raise concerns over Ruddock’s religious freedom inquiry

Australian LGBTI advocacy group just.equal have launched a petition to combat any roll back of anti-discrimination laws following the passage of marriage equality. The group are concerned that the Prime Minister’s inquiry into religious freedom, led by former Liberal MP Philip Ruddock, may see protections for LGBTI people revoked. “The current religious freedom movement has […]

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Check out this Perth couple’s romantic wedding proposal

A local Perth couple have enjoyed a romantic surprise wedding proposal in front of their friends and colleagues. Pete Fares and his partner Matt Cook shared their video with friends on Facebook. The couple, who both work at Dance Collective, were at the group’s end-of-year Christmas function when they went down to Bather’s Beach in […]

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte voices support for marriage equality

The Phillipines’ President Rodrigo Duterte has changed his stance on same sex marriage, voicing his support for gay and lesbian couples to be allowed to wed. “I am for (same) sex marriage if that is the trend of modern times,” he said. “If that will add to your happiness, I am for it.” Duterte made […]

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Greens: $41.5 mil postal survey savings must fund mental health

Greens: $41.5 mil postal survey savings must fund mental health

The Government Mid-Year Economic Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) has revealed that the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey came in $41.5 million under budget. The Greens are calling for those savings to go towards mental health services for LGBTIQ+ Australians, after the government held a national debate on the community’s right to marry. Greens LGBTIQ+ spokesperson Senator […]

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