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Greens: WA government must commit to removing religious exemptions

Greens: WA government must commit to removing religious exemptions

OPINION In the midst of the campaign for marriage equality in Australia three and a half years ago, the ‘gay wedding cake’ scenario quickly emerged as the international symbol of the simmering tensions between the campaign for rights for the LGBTIQ+ community, and religious rights. Cases of bakers in the US and the UK refusing […]

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How many Australian honours include a citation for marriage equality?

How many Australian honours include a citation for marriage equality?

Yesterday announcement of the 2021 Australia Day Honours included former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull being named a Companion of the Order of Australia, the honour system’s highest ranking. Listed in the citation for the award was Turnbull’s long list of achievements in business, law and politics, including a notation on his role in Australia achieving […]

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Australia Day Awards highlight Turnbull’s achievements in contributing to marriage equality

Australia Day Awards highlight Turnbull’s achievements in contributing to marriage equality

The full list of Australia Day awards has been revealed with former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull being given the Companion of the Order of Australia for his many politician achievements including his contributions to marriage equality. In announcing the award the Governor General’s office said the former PM has made significant contributions to Australian society, […]

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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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