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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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SBS looks back at the postal survey with ‘Australia Says Yes!’

It’s one year since Australia said YES to marriage equality. The results of the postal survey were delivered on 15th of November bringing to an end Australia’s long crawl to recognising equality. Standing on the stage in Sydney when the results were read out were many activists who had campaigned for changed, some of them […]

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Taiwan will hold marriage referendum on 24th November

Taiwan will hold marriage referendum on 24th November

Taiwan will decide if same sex couples can marry via a national vote on 24th November. Taiwanese courts had declared that not allowing same-sex couples to wed violated the country’s constitution and politicians had been given two years to amend the laws. However as opponents of same-sex marriage managed to raise a petition calling for […]

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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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