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Switzerland votes yes on marriage equality in national referendum

Switzerland votes yes on marriage equality in national referendum

Voters in Switzerland have overwhelmingly voted in favour of changing the nation’s laws to legislate for same-gender marriage. Results from the referendum held on Sunday have seen 64.1% vote in favour of same-gender marriage, equal adoption rights, citizenship options for spouses and sperm donation access for lesbian couples. The ‘Yes’ vote also won a majority […]

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Switzerland set to vote on marriage equality laws in September

Switzerland set to vote on marriage equality laws in September

Switzerland will head to the polls in September to vote on marriage equality and polls are showing the YES option is significantly more popular. Tamedia, 64% of the population said they plan to vote in favour of accepting the government’s amendment to Switzerland’s civil code allowing same-sex marriage. The NO vote has just 34% of […]

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On This Gay Day: Marriage equality was passed in England

Marriage Equality was passed by the House of Lords in England Marriage equality in England and Wales reached a milestone on this day ion 2013 when the House of Lords passed the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill. The Queen gave the bill it’s royal ascent two days later, and the first same-sex weddings were allowed to […]

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On This Gay Day: Marriage Equality was achieved in the USA

In 2015 the US Supreme Court voted in favour of marriage equality On this day is 2015 the LGBTIQ gathered outside the US Supreme Court to anxiously await the decision in the case of Obergefell vs Hodges. The stakes were high if the nine judge bench voted in favour of Ohio man Jim Obergefell – […]

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On This Gay Day: Ireland said ‘Yes’ to marriage equality

Ireland voted ‘Yes’ for marriage equality in 2015 On this day in 2015 Ireland has overwhelmingly to introduce same sex civil marriages. Voters approved marriage equality with over 60% of people who voted supporting a change to the country’s constitution. The history making vote made Ireland the 20th country to allow same sex couples to […]

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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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