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Australian marriage equality advocates welcome Taiwan decision

Australian marriage equality advocates welcome Taiwan decision

Australian marriage equality advocates have welcomed the news that Taiwan is embracing marriage equality. The Equality Campaign said Taiwan had made a momentous step towards achieving marriage equality for all Taiwanese people. Yesterday a Taiwanese court handed down its judgement in a landmark case which found that the nation’s marriage laws violated the country’s constitution. […]

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IDAHoBIT: Marriage Equality Forum and social drinks with Tiernan Brady

IDAHoBIT: Marriage Equality Forum and social drinks with Tiernan Brady

Get involved in the marriage equality campaign with two very special events this week with special guest, National Director of The Equality Campaign Tiernan Brady. On the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersex & Transphobia (IDAHoBIT) day this Wednesday the 17th May, local advocacy group Rainbow Rights WA will be putting on a spread and inviting […]

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Plebiscite funding included in budget, advocates say it’s time to move on

Plebiscite funding included in budget, advocates say it’s time to move on

Treasurer Scott Morrison’s new budget includes funding of $170 million to hold a plebiscite on marriage equality despite the legislation failing to pass the senate in November 2016. Long-time marriage equality advocate and spokesperson for just.equal, Rodney Croome, described the government’s commitment to the failed policy as a great disappointment. “It’s deeply disappointing that the […]

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Airbnb launches Until We All Belong marriage equality campaign

Airbnb launches Until We All Belong marriage equality campaign

Online accommodation service Airbnb have launched a campaign using black rings to show support for marriage equality in Australia. The “acceptance rings” designed by Marc Newson for the Until We All Belong campaign do not form a complete circle, symbolising the ‘gap’ in Australian marriage laws. CEO Brian Chesky says “openness and belonging are at the […]

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Poll shows Coalition could lose votes over marriage equality delay

Poll shows Coalition could lose votes over marriage equality delay

A new ReachTEL poll has revealed almost 40% of voters in Coalition electorates are less likely to vote for the Liberal and National parties if they continue to block a vote on marriage equality. The poll commissioned by The Equality Campaign was conducted across 12 Liberal and National seats across rural, regional and metropolitan Australia. […]

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New wave of advertisements calling for marriage equality launched

New wave of advertisements calling for marriage equality launched

The Equality Campaign today launched its largest ever national marriage equality campaign on the eve of Parliament resuming for 2017. The TV advertisement features LGBTIQ Australians from all many honorable professions including firefighters, surf lifesavers, military veterans and medicine. The message behind the campaign, these LGBTIQ people do their jobs, and it’s time for politicians […]

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New study shows trust in politicians plummeting

New study shows trust in politicians plummeting

A new report from the Australian National University (ANU) has shown that Australian voters are rapidly losing trust in politicians and becoming disengaged from the political discourse. While Australians are becoming increasingly frustrated with their elected representatives, the study also showed huge support for marriage equality, our immigration program, indigenous constitutional recognition, medically assisted euthanasia […]

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Tiernan Brady on fighting for marriage equality

Tiernan Brady on fighting for marriage equality

Tiernan Brady led Ireland’s ‘Yes’ campaign for marriage equality. Now he’s here in Australia as the head of Australians for Equality, one of the leading organisations fighting for our marriage rights. Brady’s been talking about the importance of recognising LGBTI relationships for a long time, and he’s heard every argument against marriage equality. The marriage […]

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National Faith Forum calls for marriage equality for all Australians

National Faith Forum calls for marriage equality for all Australians

While the government ponders a potential ‘Plan B’ for address the issue of marriage equality the campaigns for and against allowing same sex couples to wed continue. Today the Equality Campaign hosted their first National Faith and Civil Marriage Equality Forum at Parliament House Canberra. The event brought together religious leaders from Muslim, Jewish and Christian […]

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LGBTI community groups meet with George Brandis over plebiscite

Representatives of several LGBTI groups met with Attorney General George Brandis earlier today to discuss the government’s approach to marriage equality. The Turnbull government has vowed that a non-binding national plebiscite is the only option for the issue of marriage equality to be addressed before the next federal election despite recent polls showing public support […]

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