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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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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 fiancé 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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