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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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Taiwan has almost 4000 same-sex couples on new registers

Taiwan has almost 4000 same-sex couples on new registers

Taiwan had a big setback last month when the majority of citizens voted against allowing same-sex couples the right to wed. The LGBTI community has had a recent win though, with over 4,000 same-sex couples officially registered their relationships with the government. According to Taiwan News 3,951 coupes have officially registered their relationships with the […]

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Senator Louise Pratt reflects on one year of marriage equality

Senator Louise Pratt reflects on one year of marriage equality

Western Australian Senator and Shadow Minister for Equality Louise Pratt has shared her thoughts on the advent of marriage equality since Australia voted Yes last year. Senator Pratt says the Liberal Government should never have put Australians in the position of having to debate and vote on the fundamental right for a consenting adult to […]

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What has happened since marriage equality was achieved?

What has happened since marriage equality was achieved?

It’s one year today since the results of the Marriage Postal Survey were announced and Australia’s LGBTIQ+ population found out that enough of their fellow citizens had ticked the YES box for marriage equality. During the campaign for marriage equality a lot of claims about the outcomes of a YES vote were suggested by the […]

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Croome: The postal survey was damaging and must never happen again

Croome: The postal survey was damaging and must never happen again

OPINION A year on from the marriage equality postal survey it’s time to bust some myths about why it was held and what impact it had. The postal survey was not necessary to win marriage equality. It did not change hearts or minds for the better, carry parliament over the line or cement reform It […]

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Greens: We celebrate the ‘Yes’ vote, but we shouldn’t have had it

Greens: We celebrate the ‘Yes’ vote, but we shouldn’t have had it

The Greens have released a statement celebrating the first anniversary of the ‘Yes’ vote on marriage equality, while also condemning the harm caused to the LGBTIQ+ community by the postal survey. Greens LGBTIQ+ spokesperson Senator Janet Rice said the anniversary is a cause for celebration, but we should never have had the postal survey in […]

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