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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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Court ruling brings marriage equality to the western hemisphere

Court ruling brings marriage equality to the western hemisphere

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has ruled that marriage equality should be recognised without discrimination. The court holds jurisdiction over all countries who are signatories to the American Convention of Human Rights, and will see same-sex marriage become legal in a number of Latin and North American nations. The ruling is a result of […]

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Margaret Court says Australia “will pay” for allowing gay marriage

Margaret Court says Australia “will pay” for allowing gay marriage

Former tennis champion, the Reverend Margaret Court has declared she’ll be going crab fishing rather than attending this year’s Australian Open. Speaking to News Corp Reverend Court warned that Australia had made a mistake by voting in favour of marriage equality. During the marriage debate some tennis players had threatened to boycott the game because […]

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Check out this Perth couple’s romantic wedding proposal

A local Perth couple have enjoyed a romantic surprise wedding proposal in front of their friends and colleagues. Pete Fares and his partner Matt Cook shared their video with friends on Facebook. The couple, who both work at Dance Collective, were at the group’s end-of-year Christmas function when they went down to Bather’s Beach in […]

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First same-sex marriage set for next week following waiver of waiting period

First same-sex marriage set for next week following waiver of waiting period

A Melbourne couple have appealed the one month waiting period for intent to marry, and are likely to become the first same-sex marriage legally performed in Australia. Stephanie Dyball and her fiancĂ© Megan Stapleton have been engaged since 2012, and were planning their wedding well in advance. Finally sick of waiting for the law to […]

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Perth couple to become first same sex divorce in Australia

Perth couple to become first same sex divorce in Australia

The amendments to the Marriage Act last week meant that those across the country woke up on Saturday with their international same-sex marriages finally recognised. For one Perth woman the announcement sparked an entirely different celebration: finally able to be divorced. The woman was married to her long time partner in Europe in 2015, but […]

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Just four MP’s voted against marriage equality

Just four MP’s voted against marriage equality

Just four MPs ended up voting against marriage equality. Russel Broadbent, David Littleproud, Keith Pitt and Bob Katter sat on one side of the House of Representatives while the vast majority of politicians crammed themselves onto the other side of the chamber. With less than five MPs on the ‘No’ side, Speaker of the House […]

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