Home » Posts tagged with » rights
Renewed calls for improved LGBTI rights in Thailand

Renewed calls for improved LGBTI rights in Thailand

Taiwan’s decision to embrace marriage equality has encouraged people in nearby countries to step up their calls for change. Thailand’s Justice Ministry has vowed to get behind a bill that will allow for civil unions and remove discrimination. A bill which aims to end discrimination of LGBTI people has been stalled in the parliament for […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Paediatrician disputes ACL claims about same-sex parents

Paediatrician disputes ACL claims about same-sex parents

A former paediatrician and MP for the Australian Labor Party has written an open letter to Australian Christian Lobby national director Lyle Shelton disputing claims that marriage equality is not fair to children. Dr Michael Freelander served as a children’s doctor for 37 years, including time as the Head of Paediatrics at Campbelltown Hospital. Now, Freelander is […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Read More

Research reveals only one electorate opposed to marriage equality

Research reveals only one electorate opposed to marriage equality

A study of attitudes towards marriage equality has revealed just one of Australia’s 150 electorates shows a majority of people who are opposed to changing the Marriage Act. The research mapped popular views on marriage equality across the country, showing a significant divide in opinion between urban and rural areas. While most electorates displayed support for same-sex […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Read More

SA govt introduce bill to legally recognise same-sex relationships

SA govt introduce bill to legally recognise same-sex relationships

South Australia’s Labor government will introduce a bill to parliament today, providing the framework for a relationship register to legally recognise LGBTIQ+ couples and overseas marriages. The Relationships Register Bill 2016 will allow unmarried couples, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, to officially register their relationship with the state government and obtain a certificate of […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Read More

Bernardi & Crabb talk marriage equality in Kitchen Cabinet finale

Bernardi & Crabb talk marriage equality in Kitchen Cabinet finale

Annabel Crabb’s ‘Kitchen Cabinet’ series is nearing the end of its fifth season on the ABC. This season’s final episode takes Crabb to Adelaide for a seafood salad with outspoken Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi. Bernardi, known for his staunch opposition to marriage equality and LGBTIQ rights, has held a number of senior positions within the Liberal […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Read More

AME’s Rodney Croome nominated for Human Rights Medal

AME’s Rodney Croome nominated for Human Rights Medal

Australian Marriage Equality national director Rodney Croome is one of five Australian’s shortlisted for this year’s Human Rights Medal. Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs praised Croome’s unwavering commitment to achieving equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex Australians. “Mr Croome’s capacity to build community support for much-needed legal reform and positive social change […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Read More

Over 5000 sign petition to support gay Melbourne couple in flag row

Over 5000 sign petition to support gay Melbourne couple in flag row

An elderly couple in Melbourne have received a torrent of support after they were ordered to cease flying the rainbow flag from their balcony this week. Residents James Bellia (72) and Murray Sheldrick (78) were served a notice by the Melbourne Inner City Management Property Owners Corporation to remove the flag, threatening legal action should […]

Tags: , , ,

Read More

GRAI Workshop Looked Towards the Future

GRAI Workshop Looked Towards the Future

Last week GRAI held a workshop assisting LGBTI seniors in legally preparing for their futures. The idea for the workshop came about after GRAI had heard a number of stories of older LGBTI people being treated badly when they lost capacity to make their own decisions, or in death had the realities of their lives […]

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Read More

Perth Marches For Equality at PrideFEST

Perth Marches For Equality at PrideFEST

Today, activists, members of the LGBTI community and allies marched to oppose Australia’s ban on same sex marriage. The rally also featured an emphasis on queer rights in general, both in Australia and overseas. Equal Love WA member and Curtin Student Guild Humanities Faculty representative Clare Francis chaired the rally, introducing the speakers and making […]

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Read More

NSW Recognises Overseas Same Sex Marriages

NSW Recognises Overseas Same Sex Marriages

In a landmark step forward in the fight for same sex marriage rights, legislation has been passed in New South Wales that would allow same sex couples who have been married overseas to have that legal union recognized upon their return to the state. The change was today announced by the NSW Registry of Births […]

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Read More