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“Bruh, everyone knows YOU didn’t do that” – Turnbull claims marriage equality

“Bruh, everyone knows YOU didn’t do that” – Turnbull claims marriage equality

Australian rapper Briggs has had a dig at Malcolm Turnbull on Twitter, prompting the former Prime Minister to claim making marriage equality happen as one of his achievements while in office. “Imagine you had half the spine you pretend you have now when you had the job?” Briggs asked Turnbull on Twitter on Sunday afternoon. […]

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On This Gay Day: Marriage equality Bill passes through Parliament

Marriage Equality became law in Australia Today marks three years since a Bill to legislate for marriage equality in Australia passed through the House of Representatives. Following the ‘Yes’ result of 61% in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey, the Bill from Liberal Senator Dean Smith with co-sponsorship from Labor, The Greens, Nick Xenophon Team […]

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On This Gay Day: Australia said Yes! to marriage equality

Three years on from Australia’s historic vote for marriage equality For people in Perth it was an early morning rise to find out the results of the postal survey on marriage equality. On this day back in 2017 people gathered in the Northbridge Piazza to listen to a live telecast of the results being announced […]

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Report reveals plans to oust gay Liberal Senator Dean Smith

Report reveals plans to oust gay Liberal Senator Dean Smith

Western Australian Liberal Senator Dean Smith may be up for a fight for his spot in the Senate, with a report published today that claims the marriage equality advocate is being targeted by conservative powers. The West Australian have reported that conservative forces within the Liberal party are pushing for Senator Smith to be placed […]

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Lauren Southern joins ‘Outsiders’ and rallies against diversity programs in the military

Lauren Southern joins ‘Outsiders’ and rallies against diversity programs in the military

Former political activist and YouTuber Lauren Southern has filled in on the Sky News program Outsiders replacing News Corp columnist Rita Panahi. During the program Southern delivered an editorial criticising the military for embracing diversity programs – arguing that the top priority for defence forces if the ability to win wars and kill the enemy. Southern said […]

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Pope Francis shows support for same-sex unions, not marriage

Pope Francis shows support for same-sex unions, not marriage

Pope Francis has declared his support for same-sex unions in a new documentary. Francesco, from director Evgeny Afineevsky, explores the life and teaching of Pope Francis, and these particular comments are causing a stir around the world. “Homosexual people have a right to be in a family,” the Pope says in the film. “What we […]

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Conservative US Supreme Court Justices take aim at marriage equality

Conservative US Supreme Court Justices take aim at marriage equality

Two conservative US Supreme Court Justices have set their sights on a 2015 decision that led to marriage equality becoming a reality in the United States. Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito have shared their opposition to the five-year-old decision, Obergefell vs. Hodges, that paved the way for same-gender couples to marry, in a statement […]

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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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