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VIDEO: Malcolm Turnbull’s Joint Party Room, If It Were A Pet Show

Politics is a complex business at the best of times. But Liberal-National Party politics, after they just lost a national vote on marriage equality… well that’s a whole new clusterfck. Internal ructions within the party are likely to erupt over the coming Christmas break. Or not. Who knows? They might implode. They might all sit [...]Show More Summary

Wingnuttery Loses, Equality Wins

In a time when there’s a limited supply of good news, this moment was a relief—and a blessing. A solid majority of Australians voted in favor of same-sex marriage in a historic survey that, while not binding, paves the way for Parliament to legally recognize the unions of gay and lesbian couples. Of 12.7 million... Read more »

An opportunity for a Bill of Rights

One of the striking outcomes of the equal marriage survey is that a lot of people who had always assumed themselves to be part of (in Spiro Agnew’s phrase) the “silent majority” have been presented with undeniable evidence that they are actually in the minority. Not only that, but the minority to which they belong […]

This Polo Player’s Boyfriend Proposed With Some ‘Cheeky’ Help From His Teammates

This Polo Player’s Boyfriend Proposed With Some ‘Cheeky’ Help From His Teammates One day after the postal survey results supporting marriage equality were announced there, an Australian man proposed to his partner at a water polo game Hornet Stories - Hornet Stories bring you the best news, pop-culture, and opinions on the web!

Savage Love Letter of the Day: A Gay Australian Sends a Letter to His Father

by Dan Savage G'day Dan. My name’s Lee. I’m a 32-year-old, gay, cis-male from Australia. As you know we just went through a bullshit, non-binding survey about marriage equality. Fortunately, the "Yes" vote won, but there were still a lot of people who voted no—which, as I just found out, includes my dad. Show More Summary

Bermuda Government Attempting to Repeal Marriage Equality

The government of Bermuda, a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic, is seeking to repeal marriage equality and replace it with a domestic partnership arrangement. Bermuda achieved marriage equality through a Supreme Court ruling in May this year. The effort to repeal marriage equality is being led by the 38-year-old premier E. Show More Summary

Gay Australian Senator Chokes Up Introducing Marriage Equality Bill into Parliament: WATCH

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Australian Senator Dean Smith choked up as he introduced the marriage equality bill into parliament, initiating debate on the issue, which this week Australians approved in a nationwide postal vote. Said Smith, choking up: “Mr President, as a y… Read The post Gay Australian Senator Chokes Up Introducing Marriage Equality Bill into Parliament: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

Aussie Lawyer Will Help Christians Promising to Divorce After Marriage Equality

Two years ago, Nick and Sarah Jensen vowed to get divorced if marriage equality ever passed in Australia.Now that equality is on the verge of happening, one lawyer says he'll help them for free.

Australian senator moved to tears introducing Marriage Equality Bill into Parliament

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

"As a young man I never believed I could serve as a senior adviser to a Prime Minister or a Premier because I was a gay man."

Homophobe Margaret Court: Livid Over Marriage Equality in Australia

If Australians voting "yes" to marriage didn't upset Court enough, Martina Navratilova dragged her on Twitter about the upcoming holidays.

Australia’s Curious Path to Marriage Equality

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

A public opinion survey pointing to approval for same-sex marriage is being celebrated and criticized, even among gay couples demanding equality.

'Religious Freedom' Clauses Are Point Of Contention As Australia Crafts Marriage Equality Laws

Australians voted in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage. Now, their lawmakers must decide that that means.

LGBTQ People and Allies Take to Social Media to Celebrate Australia’s Marriage Equality Vote

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#AM_Equality Tipsheet: November 15, 2017

AUSTRALIANS OVERWHELMINGLY SAY “I DO” TO MARRIAGE EQUALITY IN NONBINDING POSTAL SURVEY: HRC hailed the results of Australia’s Marriage Law Postal Survey showing that that 61.6 percent of Australian voters who participated endorse marriage equality. Show More Summary

2 Marriage Equality Bills at Odds in Australia

Some 62% of registered voters supported gay marriage in an Australian postal survey that ensures Parliament will consider legalizing same-sex weddings this year, although the form any law would take and its allowances for religious objections sparked immediate debate, reports the AP. The conservative government promised to allow a bill...

Jeff Mateer: Marriage Equality Will Lead to Federal Persecution of Pastors

Donald Trump has nominated conservatives to lifetime appointments in the federal judiciary at a record clip. A number of his nominees have proved controversial, including anti-gay blogger John K. Bush and Brett Talley, a 36-year-old ghosthunter with minimal legal experience. Show More Summary

Australia becomes 2nd country to pass same sex marriage by popular vote

Results of Aussie vote on equal marriage, courtesy ABC Ireland was the first country in 2015 to pass equal marriage by national popular vote, by a margin of 62% to 38%. Today, Australia released its results in that country's postal survey...Show More Summary

Wednesday Morning Open Thread: It’s Never A Sprint, It’s Always A Marathon

?? THANK YOU ?? This all happened because of you. We did this together. — AU Marriage Equality (@AMEquality) November 14, 2017 Democrats have added another win in the deep-red Oklahoma Legislature. Democrat Allison Ikley-Freeman eked out a win in Senate District 37. The district went for Trump by 40 points. — Kyle Griffin […]

The thin end of the wedge on anti-discrimination law?

The latest attempt to derail equal marriage was a proposal by a group of conservatives to remove anti-discrimination provision to allow a wide range of discrimination against same-sex married couples. The leading proponent of the proposal was James Paterson who, like so many Liberal MPs, is a former staffer at the Institute of Public Affairs. […]

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