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MARRIAGE EQUALITY


Christine Forster

Former prime minister Tony Abbott’s sister Christine Forster has accused the ‘No’ campaign of trying to confuse voters. Speaking at the Sydney launch of the #PostYourYes campaign yesterday, Ms Forster (pictured with her partner Virginia Edwards) said they were trying to muddy the waters with issues that are not related. “This is a simple question …

marriage equality

Olympic athletes Emily Seebohm and Mitch Larkin recently urged all Queenslanders to vote “yes” for marriage equality as soon as they receive their survey forms. Larkin, Seebohm and Brisbane couple Luke Nixon and Eddie Sahovic addressed an event in Brisbane on Sunday. They launched the nationwide #PostYourYES campaign, to warn supporters against complacency in the …

Edith Windsor

Edith Windsor, the woman of small stature but largely responsible for attaining marriage equality in the United States, has died aged 88 – but her legacy will forever live on. In 2013, Windsor’s Supreme Court case struck down the Defence of Marriage Act, granting same-sex married couples federal recognition for the first time. This was …

postal vote security

Grave concerns have been raised over the privacy and security of people’s votes in the same-sex marriage postal survey. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has warned voters not to post pictures that reveal the unique barcode printed on each survey form because it could jeopardise the results. Images of forms, with and without barcodes, have …

Malcolm Turnbull

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is one of 24 Coalition MPs to sign a statement urging Australians to vote “yes” in the same-sex marriage postal survey. The Guardian reported the statement is signed by Liberal and National MPs and senators including cabinet ministers Simon Birmingham, Christopher Pyne, George Brandis, Kelly O’Dwyer, Darren Chester, Greg Hunt, Josh …

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has donated $1 million to the 'Yes' campaign cause for marriage equality in Australia.

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce just donated $1 million to the YES campaign for marriage equality in Australia. That amounts to 4% of his latest annual income, reportedly $25 million last year alone, including salary and bonuses. Nonetheless, Mr. Joyce himself describes it as a ‘significant’ cash donation. It is the largest individual contribution to the …

same-sex marriage debate

With the same-sex marriage debate in full swing, on Monday night Q&A raised the question of whether marriage has any place in society at all. With rising divorce rates, should we discontinue our focus on marriage and instead focus on relationships and commitment? Philosopher AC Grayling said the legal institution of marriage is very sexist …

Postal Vote Survey

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released a sample of the voting form it will send out from today for the same-sex marriage postal survey. There is little on the survey form other than the question itself: Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry? More than 16 million voters are …

SSM campaign

A new video from Australian Marriage Equality encouraging Australians to talk to their relatives about same-sex marriage is a real tearjerker. In the video a woman named Lisa, who is in a relationship with a woman named Hayley, calls her grandma to talk to her about something she’s never talked about before: same-sex marriage. “It’s …

Same-Sex Marriage Postal Survey

The High Court of Australia has ruled that the month’s same-sex marriage postal survey is constitutional and will go ahead as planned. The Australian Bureau of Statistics will begin mailing out survey forms with the question “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?” from September 12, with all 16 million forms …

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