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AUSTRALIA COULD HAVE MARRIAGE EQUALITY WITHIN MONTHS

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US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton may have won plenty of LGBT fans with her advocacy for marriage equality and other rights in recent years, but it is her daughter Chelsea who is taking the credit for being the driving force behind her mother. Speaking on the Ellen show, Chelsea says it was her own marriage …

Senator Penny Wong may be one of the most senior members of the Australian Labor Party and the former leader of the Australian Senate, but says she could never be her party’s leader because there is still too much bigotry. Wong, who was born in Malaysia to an Australian mother and a Malaysian Father has …

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Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard says she has changed her position on same-sex marriage! and that she would vote in favour of marriage equality if a public plebiscite were to be held. Gillard made the announcement this week while delivering a speech to the Melbourne College of Law and Justice, adding that she was making …

Queensland MPs Warren Entsch, Teresa Gambaro and Wyatt Roy have declared that they will exercise their right to cross the floor in support of marriage equality should a cross party same-sex marriage bill be put to a vote in parliament. Western Australian Senator Dean Smith has also vowed to cross the floor should a marriage …

The Abbott Coalition Government has voted against allowing a conscience vote on same-sex marriage ahead of the introduction of  a multi-party marriage equality bill entering parliament this week. The vote was taken at a special Coalition party room meeting held after the issue was raised without a decision at the Liberal and Nationals’ regular joint …

The Australian Parliament is set to decide on same-sex marriage this year with confirmation from Independent MP Cathy McGowan that a multi-party bill for marriage equality that she has co-sponsored will be introduced to parliament on 11 August. Key to the passing of any marriage equality legislation is whether or not the Liberal Party will …

Same-sex marriage is now legal across the entire United States after the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that any ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. When the ruling was announced a sea of rainbow flags waved frantically outside the courthouse along with tears, hugs, and cheers of “USA USA USA!”. Before the ruling, 37 states had …

Popular ABC show Q&A will be airing a special LGBT episode tonight at 9:30pm. The ABC will also be showing a special feature documentary Between a Frock and a Hard Place earlier in the evening at 8:30pm. Between a Frock and Hard Place examines the inspiration and social context of the iconic Australian movie The …

Congratulations are in order for Senator Penny Wong and her long-term partner Sophie Alloucache who have just welcomed a beautiful baby girl to their family. Born in Adelaide on Good Friday, Hannah is the couple’s second child after sister Alexandra’s birth in 2011. Senator Wong took to social media to announce baby Hannah’s arrival, posting …

Now we have heard a lot of strange arguments against same-sex marriage in recent years, but we think that Irish Senator Fidelma Healy Eames’ recent claim that marriage equality would lead to Mother’s Day being banned just about takes the cake. Ahead of Ireland’s same-sex marriage vote in May, Healy Eames took to twitter to …

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