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Tim Wilson: The marriage debate has descended into “national silliness”

Tim Wilson: The marriage debate has descended into “national silliness”

Liberal MP Tim Wilson says the national debate over marriage equality has descended into “national silliness”. Wilson blames his federal colleagues for failing to take action on the issue. “A lot of what’s happening at the moment is people expressing their frustration that the issue hasn’t been resolved. Frankly the discussion around marriage equality has […]

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Foreign Minister Julie Bishop raises concern over gay arrests in Chechnya

Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has raised concern over the report that 100 men in The Chechen Republic have been detained because of their sexuality. Reports were first published in Russian media at the beginning of the month. The initial reports suggest that more than 100 men have been rounded up and held at several […]

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Why Coopers’ marriage debate video was a bad move

Why Coopers’ marriage debate video was a bad move

OPINION The Gay and Lesbian community are being compared to Nazis, religious organisations are up in arms, and the widespread negative responses to the Coopers debacle is being depicted as intolerance, labeled as ‘shutting down of free speech’ and portrayed as Orwellian manipulation. Meanwhile other less reactionary voices are asking why the video of the […]

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Coopers issue apology in the wake of marriage debate PR disaster

Coopers issue apology in the wake of marriage debate PR disaster

Brewer Coopers has released apology to their customers after a public backlash against the company’s special edition beer in support of the 200th anniversary of the bible society. The company said the recent partnership with the Bible Society did not match their core values and they would be publicly supporting the campaign for marriage equality […]

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Bible Society marriage debate prompts boycott of Coopers

Bible Society marriage debate prompts boycott of Coopers

LGBTIQ advocates and allies are calling for a boycott of South Australian brewer Coopers after they joined forces with Bible Society Australia and Liberal MPs for a debate on marriage equality. The video, part of a series entitled Keeping It Light, was created to with the notion of encouraging a “light discussion on the heaviest topics.” […]

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Tim Wilson: I’m not pushing for a free vote

Tim Wilson: I’m not pushing for a free vote

Liberal MP Tim Wilson has denied media reports that he is pushing for a free vote on the issue of marriage equality. Wilson told ABC TV this morning that its no secret that he’s a supporter of changing the marriage laws but denies he’s part of a group actively hoping to bring around a change […]

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Coalition showdown on marriage equality looming

Coalition showdown on marriage equality looming

The federal Liberal party appears to be heading towards a showdown over it’s policy on marriage with several MPs demanding the Prime Minister reject calls for a free vote on the issue. Fairfax Media reported that there are a growing number of Liberal members who are advocating for the party to abandon its failed plebiscite […]

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Tim Wilson pays tribute to Tyrone Unsworth in parliament

Out Liberal MP Tim Wilson has spoken in parliament on the effects of bullying following the tragic death of 13-year-old Tyrone Unsworth in Queensland last week. The former Human Rights Commissioner and current member for Goldstein rose in the Lower House yesterday to acknowledge that Australian kids are bullied every day. “I can’t speak with authority […]

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Marriage equality supporters welcome the end of the plebiscite

Marriage equality supporters welcome the end of the plebiscite

Yesterday the government’s proposed plan for marriage equality was defeated in the Upper House, with 33 votes against the bill and 29 in favour. High profile proponents for marriage equality without a plebiscite, Australian Marriage Equality & Australians For Equality have welcomed the end of the public vote. “The majority of Australians and parliamentarians back […]

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Australian Psychological Society opposes marriage plebiscite

Australian Psychological Society opposes marriage plebiscite

  The Australian Psychological Society (APS) is the latest professional organisation to voice concern about the Turnbull government’s plan to hold a plebiscite on marriage equality. In a statement releaed today the APS said it fully supports marriage equality, but believes the process for achieving equality should not be by means of a popular vote. […]

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