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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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President Jimmy Carter: “Jesus would have approved of gay marriage’

President Jimmy Carter: “Jesus would have approved of gay marriage’

Former US President Jimmy Cater says he believes that Jesus would be approving of gay marriage. President Carter, who held the office from 1977 to 1981, was speaking to HuffPost Live about his new autobiography and reflecting on the importance religion has held in life. “I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it […]

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Liberal MPs call for greater protections for religious freedom

Liberal MPs call for greater protections for religious freedom

A number of Liberal MPs are speaking out ahead of the long awaited release of the government’s Ruddock Review into Religious Freedom and calling for additional laws to protect people of faith. The Australian published an opinion piece over the weekend from Dan Teham, the Minister for Social Services. Tehan argues that the country needs to […]

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Almost 2,500 same-sex couples have got married since the law changed

Almost 2,500 same-sex couples have got married since the law changed

Same-gender couples have been getting married in Australia for six months following the historical postal survey of 2017. The team over at Punkee crunched the numbers on how many same-gender marriage have taken place since the laws changed and found out almost 2,500 couples have made it official – 2490 to be precise. In Western […]

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Australia’s first same gender marriage ended in heartbreak

Australia’s first same gender marriage ended in heartbreak

Marriages between people of the same gender became legal in early January leading to a rush of wedding ceremonies, but a few couples were given permission to wed earlier due to extenuating circumstances. Now in the Queensland parliament it’s been revealed that the first same gender couple to marry in Australia faced heartache just a […]

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Almost 400 Australian same sex couples wed in the last month

Almost 400 Australian same sex couples wed in the last month

Almost 400 same sex couples have wed since Australia’s laws changed just one month ago, including 45 weddings in Western Australia. More than 370 marriages involving same sex couples have been registered across Australia. New South Wales leads the count with 142 marriages recorded. In Western Australia there were 687 weddings in the last month […]

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Marriage equality comes to the Channel Island of Jersey

Marriage equality comes to the Channel Island of Jersey

Marriage equality has finally arrived to the channel island of Jersey. The small British community off the coast of Normandy agreed to allow same-sex couples to wed almost two years ago, but the legislation has been bogged down as politicians argued over a series of proposed amendments. Last week politicians passed the legislation 44-1, after […]

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