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Shelton says no campaign only had three months to argue marriage case

Shelton says no campaign only had three months to argue marriage case

Aspiring politician Lyle Shelton says the Coalition for Marriage only had three months to argue the case against marriage equality while those in favour of changing the laws had been lobbying politicians for close to 30 years. Shelton, who is the Australian Conservatives lead senate candidate at the next federal election, is currently speaking at […]

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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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News watchdog says same sex marriage article was not accurate

News watchdog says same sex marriage article was not accurate

Online news provider news.com has been found to have described a Brisbane protest held during the 2017 marriage postal survey in terms that were “inaccurate” and “not factual”. On the 8th of September the website posted an article that described a protest outside a church in Brisbane with the title¬†Marriage equality supporters clash with churchgoers […]

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Poll shows increased support for marriage equality since legalisation

Poll shows increased support for marriage equality since legalisation

A new poll has shown increased support for marriage equality since the Australian Parliament amended the Marriage Act to allow same-gender couples to wed late last year. The Essential Poll shows an increase in support from 61% to 65%, while opposition to same-gender marriage has dropped from 32% to 26% overall. The poll also recorded […]

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Australia’s first same gender marriage ended in heartbreak

Australia’s first same gender marriage ended in heartbreak

Marriages between people of the same gender became legal in early January leading to a rush of wedding ceremonies, but a few couples were given permission to wed earlier due to extenuating circumstances. Now in the Queensland parliament it’s been revealed that the first same gender couple to marry in Australia faced heartache just a […]

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Lyle Shelton hopes marriage laws will be reversed

Lyle Shelton hopes marriage laws will be reversed

Lyle Shelton, the new Communications Director for Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives has told Sky News that they’d like to see Australia’s recently passed same-sex marriage laws reversed. Shelton quit his role at the Australian Christian Lobby on the weekend, so he could run for a seat in federal parliament at the next election. He’s be […]

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Online printer allegedly sent gay couple Satan pamphlets for wedding

When Aussies Stephen Heasley and Andrew Borg opened their wedding programs on the eve of their 2017 ceremony in Pennsylvania, they were horrified by what they found. Heasley, 39, and Borg, 31, have launched a suit against American printing company Vistaprint. In the suit, they indicate that they had ordered 100 blue and gold programs […]

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David Leyonhjelm worried about marriage debate descending into litigation

David Leyonhjelm worried about marriage debate descending into litigation

Liberal Democrat member Senator David Leyonhjelm is worried that following the change to the marriage laws gay activists will target conservative businesses and drag them through court. While proponents of ‘traditional marriage’ will target new businesses trying to exclusively cater the the LGBTI market. Writing in Fairfax Media the federal representative said he was disappointed […]

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Court ruling brings marriage equality to the western hemisphere

Court ruling brings marriage equality to the western hemisphere

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has ruled that marriage equality should be recognised without discrimination. The court holds jurisdiction over all countries who are signatories to the American Convention of Human Rights, and will see same-sex marriage become legal in a number of Latin and North American nations. The ruling is a result of […]

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