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Equality campaign launches new ads calling for marriage equality

Equality campaign launches new ads calling for marriage equality

The Equality Campaign has responded to the High Court decision saying they are ready to win the campaign and make marriage equality a reality in Australia. Tiernan Brady, Executive Director of The Equality Campaign, said they were committed to ensuring marriage equality becomes a reality in Australia. “We are in it to win it. We […]

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YES campaign responds to negative advertisements about marriage equality

YES campaign responds to negative advertisements about marriage equality

Australian Marriage Equality has responded to the advertisements from The Coalition for Marriage with their own take on how changing the marriage laws will affect young Australians. Dr Kerryn Phelps is featured in the response advertisement saying the opponents of marriage equality are trying to mislead the public. “Over the coming weeks we’ll be hearing […]

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Say Yes! Marriage equality advocates launch online campaign hub

A broad coalition of grassroots groups from across the nation will today roll out campaign infrastructure in case the postal plebiscite goes ahead, aiming to facilitate more than half a million calls in support of equality over the coming weeks. Partners include The Equality Campaign, just.equal, Sydney Mardi Gras and GetUp; as well as PFLAG, […]

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Marriage equality advocates vow to fight revived plebiscite plan

Marriage equality advocates vow to fight revived plebiscite plan

Marriage equality advocates have slammed the Liberal party’s decision to maintain their policy of holding a plebiscite on marriage equality. Following a party room meeting the Liberal MPs voted to resubmit their failed plebiscite policy to the senate, adding the threat of rolling out a postal plebiscite if the opposition and crossbench don’t pass the […]

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Health organisations call on politicians to support marriage equality

Health organisations call on politicians to support marriage equality

Thirty six leading national health organisations have called on the Federal Government to put an end to marriage discrimination and legislate for marriage equality. Tiernan Brady, Executive Director, The Equality Campaign welcomed the statement, saying the focus of the marriage equality debate should be people. “It’s easy in the middle of all the politics to forget what […]

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Peter Dutton argues for postal plebiscite

Peter Dutton argues for postal plebiscite

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has renewed his push for a postal plebiscite to decide the issue of marriage equality. “There’s no doubt in my mind that a postal plebiscite delivers the same policy intent as a plebiscite proper.” Dutton said during an interview with SKY News this morning. “The plebiscite proper can’t get through the senate, […]

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Predominantly Catholic nation Malta legalises same-sex marriage

Predominantly Catholic nation Malta legalises same-sex marriage

Malta is the latest country to embrace marriage equality, following in the footsteps of Germany, Taiwan and 22 other nations. Europe’s smallest country changed its laws so that marriage ceremonies will no longer pronounce ‘you are now husband and wife’, instead they will declare ‘you are now spouses’. Birth certificates will also now declare parents […]

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Tiernan Brady to speak at the Disrupted Festival of Ideas

Tiernan Brady to speak at the Disrupted Festival of Ideas

Tiernan Brady from the Equality campaign will be one of the speaker’s at Disrupted: The Festival of Ideas later this month. Brady will join news presenter Narelda Jacobs for ‘Share the Love Mate’, a discussion about how does a minority right become a majority opinion? Tiernan was the political director of the Irish marriage equality […]

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Sigur Rós to raise funds for marriage equality at Court Arena

Sigur Rós to raise funds for marriage equality at Court Arena

Icelandic post-rockers Sigur Rós have announced their support of marriage equality ahead of a scheduled appearance at the Margaret Court Arena next month. The band have responded to comments from the arena’s namesake against equal marriage rights and the LGBTQIA+ community in Australia, celebrating their own nation’s progress in a public statement. “Our next Melbourne show […]

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More than 100 religious leaders voice their support for marriage equality

More than 100 religious leaders voice their support for marriage equality

More than 100 religious leaders from all major religions in Australia have signed a joint statement calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to legislate for civil marriage equality now. This joint statement, organised by The Equality Campaign,  recognises that civil marriage equality is based on the values of love and commitment and is about ensuring […]

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