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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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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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Marriage equality comes to the Cayman Islands

Marriage equality comes to the Cayman Islands

The highest court in the Cayman Islands has ruled that refusing a marriage license to same-sex couples is discriminatory, paving the way for marriage equality in the British Overseas Territory. The Cayman Islands’ Grand Court ruled last week in the case of Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden Bush, declaring that the government should not have […]

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Tony Abbott tries to take credit for making marriage equality happen

Tony Abbott tries to take credit for making marriage equality happen

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has claimed credit for making marriage equality happened even though he campaigned against it for over a decade. In an interview published in Nine newspapers over the weekend Abbott discussed a wide range of topics, including his decision to fight against a parliamentary vote on the issue and come up […]

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Shelton dismisses concerns that LGBTI people suffered during marriage vote

Shelton dismisses concerns that LGBTI people suffered during marriage vote

Lyle Shelton from the Australian Conservatives has responded to a report released yesterday that outlined the psychological effects the marriage postal survey had on LGBTIQ people saying that he suffered more during the survey. Shelton responded to a story published by news.com saying the report was “emotional blackmail”. The former head of the Australian Christian […]

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MP quits government following allegations he used ‘sugar baby’ service

MP quits government following allegations he used ‘sugar baby’ service

Nationals MP Andrew Broad has left the government frontbench following allegations that he used a ‘sugar baby’ website to meeting young women while travelling overseas for work. The allegations were published by New Idea who quote a woman named Amy who claimed to have shared a meal with the now-former assistant minister in Hong Kong. Broad […]

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