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Martin Foley is Victoria’s First Minister for LGBTI Equality

Martin Foley is Victoria’s First Minister for LGBTI Equality

Following Labor’s victory in Victoria’s recent state election, the new state government has appointed a minister for LGBTI equality. Martin Foley, MP of Albert Park since 2007 has been appointed to the position, making him the first government minister at a state or federal level in Australia to be given an LGBTIQ equality portfolio. The […]

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Tasmania Legislates Same-Sex Adoption

Tasmania Legislates Same-Sex Adoption

It’s been a good week for the LGBTI community, yesterday Tasmania added to already high spirits, legislating same-sex adoption in the state for couples that are registered under the Relationships Act. This puts same-sex couples on par with heterosexual couples, who have to be registered under the act for three years to be eligible for […]

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Putin Doesn’t Want Foreign Same-Sex Adoption

Putin Doesn’t Want Foreign Same-Sex Adoption

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has stated in a European press conference that he would sign off on a bill that would prevent foreign same-sex couples from adopting in Russia. Despite arguing that the LGBT community were not discriminated against in Russia, he stated, “if such a law is passed by the parliament of the […]

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Same-Sex Marriage Moves Forward in France

Same-Sex Marriage Moves Forward in France

The debate of legalising same-sex marriage is potentially wrapping up in France, with same-sex marriage narrowly passing in the Senate – the vote was 179 to 157 in favour of the legislation. Huge protests and counter-protests in major French cities generated global interest and uncertainty surrounding the outcome, the second part of the Bill is […]

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