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Anti-marriage equality campaigner says he’s changed his views

Anti-marriage equality campaigner says he’s changed his views

A Victorian man running for a spot on the Bendigo City Council says voters should ignore his past leadership role in the campaign against marriage equality. Lewis Freeman-Harrison ran a Facebook page named Bendigo Says No during the 2017 postal survey, but he says he no longer holds the same views about LGBTI people. Three years on […]

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On This Gay Day: Marriage plebiscite is adopted as government policy

Tony Abbott puts forward the idea of a plebiscite for marriage equality On August 11th 2015, division within the Coalition over the issue of marriage equality came to a head. The Abbott government’s policy was that marriage would strictly only be between a man and a woman, but as country after country around the globe […]

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Q&A: 78er asks Julia Gillard why she didn’t support marriage equality

Q&A: 78er asks Julia Gillard why she didn’t support marriage equality

This week’s episode of ABC’s panel discussion program Q&A was a special edition, featuring former Prime Minister Julia Gillard as the sole guest. Hosted by Hamish Macdonald, the program fielded questions from the audience that spanned Gillard’s career, with the former PM speaking about her famous misogyny speech, gender, COVID-19, Tony Abbott and more. One […]

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Marriage equality is now a reality in Costa Rica

Marriage equality is now a reality in Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s LGBTIQ+ community have celebrated the first day of legal marriage equality with a live television celebration. After two 2018 rulings by the Inter-American Supreme Court in January and Costa Rica’s Supreme Court in August, which found the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage to be unconstitutional, Costa Rica’s parliament was instructed to find […]

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Malcolm Turnbull shares his view of the same-sex marriage debate

Malcolm Turnbull shares his view of the same-sex marriage debate

Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has laid out his recollections of Australia’s crawl towards allowing marriage equality in his new autobiography A Bigger Picture. In the memoir released on Monday Turnbull recounts how Australian politics took precedence over the opinion polls that showed an overwhelming number of Australians wanted the laws to be changed. A whole […]

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Actor Jeremy Irons reassures fans he supports marriage equality

Actor Jeremy Irons reassures fans he supports marriage equality

Actor Jeremy Irons has ‘walked back’ his previous comments where he voiced concern about same sex marriage. The actor now says he’s all for same-sex couples being given the right to wed. “I applaud the legislation of same-sex marriage, wherever it has been attained, and I hope that such enlightened legislation will continue to spread […]

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LGBTIQ+ people’s mental health worse now than during postal survey

LGBTIQ+ people’s mental health worse now than during postal survey

Advocacy group Just.equal have highlighted that the federal government is undermining its own health goals by creating a stressful situation for LGBTIQ+ people via the introduction of religious anti-discrimination laws. LGBTIQ Australians and their allies feel the current religious discrimination and transgender debates are “payback” for marriage equality the advocacy group claim citing a recently […]

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Archbishop tells same-sex marriage supporters to leave the church

Archbishop tells same-sex marriage supporters to leave the church

Glenn Davies, the Anglican archbishop of Sydney has told followers that if they support same-sex marriage they should leave the church. The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that when Archbishop Davies addressed the 51st Synod of the Diocese of Sydney, the Anglican church’s parliament, on Monday, he warned the church had “entered treacherous waters” and called […]

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On the Line: Shelley Argent says she’s “Just a Mum”

On the Line: Shelley Argent says she’s “Just a Mum”

Shelley Argent is a well known face in LGBTIQ+ communities around Australia, as the national spokesperson for PFLAG, the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, she’s been at the forefront of fighting for LGBTI rights for many years. A dedicated campaigner for marriage equality, Shelley has trapped the halls of parliament house, spoken at […]

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PM Scott Morrison says he now backs same-sex marriage

PM Scott Morrison says he now backs same-sex marriage

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declared he’s now a supporter of same-sex marriage, despite having campaigned against the laws being changed for many years. The PM made a quick trip to Perth yesterday and while he was here a reporter asked if he was still opposed to same-sex marriage. Scott Morrison said he was now […]

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