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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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Politicians in no rush to address forced divorce for transgender people

Politicians in no rush to address forced divorce for transgender people

This week marks one year since Australia said YES to marriage equality. In a little over a month’s time, it’ll be a full year since the federal parliament finally passed the laws allowing same-sex couples to wed. While same sex couples have been able to move forward, plan weddings and celebrate their relationships – transgender […]

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Sydney Anglicans aim to ban support for LGBTI+ community on their property

Sydney Anglicans aim to ban support for LGBTI+ community on their property

A chapter of Sydney’s Anglican Church is preparing to ban LGBTI+ advocacy and same-sex marriages on their property, Fairfax Media have revealed. The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that documents show the 51st Synod of the Sydney diocese is preparing to debate policy next week that would disallow weddings between two people of the same […]

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Romania: Referendum to ban marriage equality void due to low turnout

Romania: Referendum to ban marriage equality void due to low turnout

A referendum held in Romania that would have restricted the definition of marriage to those between a man and a woman has been declared void due to low voter turnout. Romanian election officials have revealed that only 20% of registered voters participated in the referendum. Romanian law requires a minimum of 30% to cast their […]

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WA govt move to end forced divorce for trans & gender diverse people

WA govt move to end forced divorce for trans & gender diverse people

The Western Australian Government have announced they will put an end to a legal anomaly that forces transgender and gender diverse people to divorce before having their gender officially affirmed. Legislation was introduced yesterday that will remove the requirement for a person to be single in order to be eligible for a gender recognition certificate, […]

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‘Neighbours’ tease upcoming gay wedding episode

‘Neighbours’ tease upcoming gay wedding episode

Neighbours have released a short teaser for the long-running soap opera’s first gay wedding, set to air next month. Characters Aaron Brennan (Matt Wilson) and David Tanaka (Takaya Honda) will exchange vows after their engagement earlier this year. Honda says it’s an absolute privilege to be a part of the moment in Australian television history. […]

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Senator Eric Abetz says YES campaign supporters were the most intolerant

Senator Eric Abetz says YES campaign supporters were the most intolerant

Liberal Senator Eric Abetz has described supporters of marriage equality and the most intolerant people during last year’s marriage postal survey debate. Appearing on the ABC’s Q&A on Monday night Senator Abetz answered a question from an audience member who cited the clash between the YES and NO camps on the grounds of Sydney University as […]

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Australian Marriage Equality: The marriage equality fight isn’t over yet

Australian Marriage Equality: The marriage equality fight isn’t over yet

Australians may have voiced their support for marriage equality during last year’s postal survey on the issue, and politicians may have changed the laws on a federal level, but for many transgender Australians who were already married barriers still remain. Australian Marriage Equality has just launched a new campaign encouraging state governments to change laws […]

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Together: Pride WA reveal 2018 PrideFEST theme

Pride WA have announced the theme of the 2018 celebrations, and are calling for applications for those who wish to host an event at this year’s festival. In 2018, ‘Together’ will be the over-arching message of the month-long celebrations, culminating in the fabulous annual parade on Saturday November 24th. Each year, the festival’s theme serves […]

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