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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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PM Scott Morrison says he now backs same-sex marriage

PM Scott Morrison says he now backs same-sex marriage

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declared he’s now a supporter of same-sex marriage, despite having campaigned against the laws being changed for many years. The PM made a quick trip to Perth yesterday and while he was here a reporter asked if he was still opposed to same-sex marriage. Scott Morrison said he was now […]

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Marriage equality comes to the Cayman Islands

Marriage equality comes to the Cayman Islands

The highest court in the Cayman Islands has ruled that refusing a marriage license to same-sex couples is discriminatory, paving the way for marriage equality in the British Overseas Territory. The Cayman Islands’ Grand Court ruled last week in the case of Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden Bush, declaring that the government should not have […]

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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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Sydney Anglicans aim to ban support for LGBTI+ community on their property

Sydney Anglicans aim to ban support for LGBTI+ community on their property

A chapter of Sydney’s Anglican Church is preparing to ban LGBTI+ advocacy and same-sex marriages on their property, Fairfax Media have revealed. The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that documents show the 51st Synod of the Sydney diocese is preparing to debate policy next week that would disallow weddings between two people of the same […]

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Romania: Referendum to ban marriage equality void due to low turnout

Romania: Referendum to ban marriage equality void due to low turnout

A referendum held in Romania that would have restricted the definition of marriage to those between a man and a woman has been declared void due to low voter turnout. Romanian election officials have revealed that only 20% of registered voters participated in the referendum. Romanian law requires a minimum of 30% to cast their […]

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Morrison says religious freedom protections needed for future threats

Morrison says religious freedom protections needed for future threats

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has indicated that bringing in new laws to protect religious freedom and freedom of speech will be an area of major focus for his government over the coming months. Speaking to Sky News the Prime Minister said they were no situations at the moment that required the laws to be implemented […]

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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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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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Supporting both ‘I Do’ and ‘I Don’t’: Uniting Church will allow same-sex weddings

Supporting both ‘I Do’ and ‘I Don’t’: Uniting Church will allow same-sex weddings

The Uniting Church has announced it will support a diversity of views of same sex marriage, allowing ministers to decide for themselves if they wish to conduct ceremonies. The church said both views on marriage between same sex couples were equal and it recognised both sides of the discussion. Meeting for the first time since […]

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