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Archbishop tells same-sex marriage supporters to leave the church

Archbishop tells same-sex marriage supporters to leave the church

Glenn Davies, the Anglican archbishop of Sydney has told followers that if they support same-sex marriage they should leave the church. The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that when Archbishop Davies addressed the 51st Synod of the Diocese of Sydney, the Anglican church’s parliament, on Monday, he warned the church had “entered treacherous waters” and called […]

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Shelton dismisses concerns that LGBTI people suffered during marriage vote

Shelton dismisses concerns that LGBTI people suffered during marriage vote

Lyle Shelton from the Australian Conservatives has responded to a report released yesterday that outlined the psychological effects the marriage postal survey had on LGBTIQ people saying that he suffered more during the survey. Shelton responded to a story published by news.com saying the report was “emotional blackmail”. The former head of the Australian Christian […]

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Study highlights effects of marriage debate on LGBTI+ mental health

Study highlights effects of marriage debate on LGBTI+ mental health

Psychologists at the University of Sydney have released the results of a study that examined psychological distress experienced by LGBTI+ people during the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey in 2017. The study showed that the overall stigma experienced by lesbian, gay and bisexual people during the debate was a source of stress, but also resilience […]

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Senator Louise Pratt reflects on one year of marriage equality

Senator Louise Pratt reflects on one year of marriage equality

Western Australian Senator and Shadow Minister for Equality Louise Pratt has shared her thoughts on the advent of marriage equality since Australia voted Yes last year. Senator Pratt says the Liberal Government should never have put Australians in the position of having to debate and vote on the fundamental right for a consenting adult to […]

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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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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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New report calls for hate crime legislation in Victoria

New report calls for hate crime legislation in Victoria

A new report from the Australian Human Rights Law Centre calls for the Victorian government to consider bringing in new legislation to protect people from hate crimes. The centre says it research has shown that 75% of LGBTI+ people have experienced some form of bullying, harassment or violence based on their sexual orientation, gender identity […]

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Submissions to Ruddock religious freedom inquiry will not be published

Submissions to Ruddock religious freedom inquiry will not be published

The federal government inquiry into religious freedom has come under fire once again, with news that submissions will be kept secret from the Australian public. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s office today revealed to the Sydney Morning Herald that the panel would not publish the submissions – which are ordinarily freely available to the public. “Submissions […]

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Greens: $41.5 mil postal survey savings must fund mental health

Greens: $41.5 mil postal survey savings must fund mental health

The Government Mid-Year Economic Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) has revealed that the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey came in $41.5 million under budget. The Greens are calling for those savings to go towards mental health services for LGBTIQ+ Australians, after the government held a national debate on the community’s right to marry. Greens LGBTIQ+ spokesperson Senator […]

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