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PFLAG welcome inquiry into religious exemptions for marriage bill

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays have lauded the announcement that cross-bench MPs will be launching a Senate Inquiry into marriage equality and the government’s proposed changes to the Marriage Act. Greens LGBTIQ spokesperson Senator Janet Rice revealed yesterday that a committee of four government MPs and four non-government MPs will be assessing the bill […]

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National Faith Forum calls for marriage equality for all Australians

National Faith Forum calls for marriage equality for all Australians

While the government ponders a potential ‘Plan B’ for address the issue of marriage equality the campaigns for and against allowing same sex couples to wed continue. Today the Equality Campaign hosted their first National Faith and Civil Marriage Equality Forum at Parliament House Canberra. The event brought together religious leaders from Muslim, Jewish and Christian […]

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US college group to fire employees who disagree with marriage policy

US college group to fire employees who disagree with marriage policy

A leading Christian group working across campuses in US colleges has reportedly informed its staff that they’ll be fired if they voice opposition to the organisations position on marriage, homosexuality or premarital sex. The organisation, which has 1,300 employees, allegedly told its staff that they can not personally support marriage equality and must be supportive […]

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Former Lutheran Missionary Neil Hart on why he’s an ally

Here in Australia, political forces are conniving to derail or delay marriage equality despite the fact at least 70% of voters are in favour of changing the Marriage Act to include us. We know who our opponents are but we don’t always know who our allies are. OUTinPerth has decided to seek out and interview […]

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Peter Abetz MLA talks Safe Schools, religion and marriage equality

Southern River MLA Peter Abetz has declared he’s ready to stand at the forefront of the campaign to uphold traditional marriage. The former pastor entered politics in 2008 and has often spoken about his concerns about changing the definition of marriage. In recent months the MP has regularly promoted posts on his social media channels […]

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Archbishop Freier: Anglicans can accept yes vote in marriage plebiscite

Melbourne’s Anglican Archbishop Peter Freier has declared that the Anglican Church should be able to accept the wider population wanting to see marriage equality in civil marriages while maintaining  the church’s position that religious weddings can only be performed between people of opposing genders. Archbishop Freier has written to Australia’s other Anglican Archbishops outlining his […]

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Bill Shorten confronted by Anglican minister

Bill Shorten confronted by Anglican minister

An Anglican Minister has confronted Opposition Leader Bill Shorten this morning and accused him of using inappropriate language when describing people who are opposed to allowing same sex couples to wed. The Reverend Ian Powell from St Mathew’s Church in Wannisiassa in the ACT stopped the opposition leader outside a service to mark the start […]

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Howard: laws must protect those tangentially affected by marriage equality

Howard: laws must protect those tangentially affected by marriage equality

Former Prime Minister John Howard has made a series of comments about the potability of marriage equality being introduced into Australia and has said religious freedom needs to be protected. Speaking to The Guardian the former Liberal leader said there must be protections for people who are affected in a tangential way. “I do think […]

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The Sex Party launch comical election advertisement

The Sex Party launch comical election advertisement

The Australian Sex Party has released their 2016 election campaign advertisement with a warning that it “smite offend some people.” The satirical video shows a priest singing a list of things that the Catholic Church does to make the “world less good.” Performed to the tune of ‘The Candyman’, ‘The Vatican Can’ highlights the negative […]

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Religious leader opposes Stonewall monument

Religious leader opposes Stonewall monument

US religious leader Franklin Graham has labeled the proposal to formally recognise New York’s Stonewall Inn as a place of historic significance as creating a “monument to sin”. Last week President Obama suggested that the historic venue which is recognised as the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement should be protected.  The President suggest […]

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