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Tony Abbott tries to take credit for making marriage equality happen

Tony Abbott tries to take credit for making marriage equality happen

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has claimed credit for making marriage equality happened even though he campaigned against it for over a decade. In an interview published in Nine newspapers over the weekend Abbott discussed a wide range of topics, including his decision to fight against a parliamentary vote on the issue and come up […]

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What has happened since marriage equality was achieved?

What has happened since marriage equality was achieved?

It’s one year today since the results of the Marriage Postal Survey were announced and Australia’s LGBTIQ+ population found out that enough of their fellow citizens had ticked the YES box for marriage equality. During the campaign for marriage equality a lot of claims about the outcomes of a YES vote were suggested by the […]

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Christine Forster set to run for Malcolm Turnbull’s Sydney seat

Christine Forster set to run for Malcolm Turnbull’s Sydney seat

Marriage equality advocate Christine Forster has put her hand up to run in the federal seat of Wentworth upon the resignation of former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The sister of Tony Abbott has told media today she plans on running for Liberal party pre-selection in the blue ribbon seat of Wentworth. “It’s a difficult situation […]

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The GLORIA’s are open for voting

The GLORIA’s are open for voting

The LGBTIQ community is often subject to judgement from external and internal forces alike, spawning comments that are at time so absurd you might think they deserve an award. Enter the GLORIAs, a ceremony launched by Labor MP Penny Sharpe, which allows the public to vote for the most outrageous and ridiculous comments thrown at […]

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Hobart DJ who headbutted Tony Abbott sent to prison

Hobart DJ who headbutted Tony Abbott sent to prison

The Hobart DJ who headbutted former Prime Minister Tony Abbott during the marriage postal survey will spent at least two months behind bars. Astro Labe was sentenced today to serve six months behind bars for his assault on Tony Abbott, he will be eligible for parole after two months. At that point he will also […]

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Virginia Flitcroft and Christine Forster marry

Virginia Flitcroft and Christine Forster marry

Virginia Flitcroft and her partner Christine Forster have wed in front of family and friends in Sydney. The couple, who have been together for more than a decade, had a prominent role in Australia’s debate over marriage equality. Christine Forster was a leading advocate for the laws to be changed, while her brother, former Prime […]

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Marriage equality bill passes House of Representatives

Marriage equality bill passes House of Representatives

Senator Dean Smith’s Marriage Bill has passed through the lower house of parliament, bringing marriage equality into Australian law. Following the ‘Yes’ result of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey the co-sponsored bill has been hotly debated for the last two weeks, but remains unchanged by amendments from conservatives and The Greens. Amendments put forward […]

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House of Representatives continue to debate marriage bill

House of Representatives continue to debate marriage bill

The House of Representatives has finished the second reading of Senator Dean Smith’s Marriage Bill and progressed to discussing a series of proposed amendments to the legislation. Three days of speeches from over 100 members of parliament came to an end this morning. Among the hundreds of speeches that have been delivered over the last […]

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Tony Abbott says he created the pathway for marriage equality

Tony Abbott says he created the pathway for marriage equality

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has told Sydney’s radio 2GB that the massive turnout for the marriage postal survey is a vindication of his decision to take the issue to the people. “It’s a vindication of the process that was put in place by my government, and continued by the Turnbull government.” Abbott said. “I […]

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Voters in Tony Abbott’s seat show huge support for marriage equality

Voters in Tony Abbott’s seat show huge support for marriage equality

Voters in Tony Abbott’s seat of Warringah have rejected his position on marriage equality with only one in four voters within the ex-Prime Minister’s electorate supporting his stance. Seventy five per cent of voters who live in Warringah and returned their survey forms voted in favour of allowing same sex couples to wed. Nationally Warringah […]

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