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WHAT DOES A TURNBULL GOVERNMENT MEAN FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY?

Australians awoke to a new prime minister today – the fifth in five years but what will that mean for marriage equality in Australia? Malcolm Turnbull toppled Tony Abbott for the top job 54-44 in a party room ballot overnight. He will become our 29th prime minister. Julie Bishop was re-elected as deputy Liberal leader, …

PENNY WONG: THERE’S TOO MUCH BIGOTRY FOR ME TO BE LEADER

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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Warren Entsch introduces same-sex marriage bill

Liberal MP Warren Entsch this morning introduced a doomed cross-party Bill to legalise same-sex marriage. In his address to parliament, Entsch warned of a “divided nation” unless gay marriage is legalised. “The main purpose of this bill is not a complex one. It is to give same-sex couples in Australia the same right to marry …

COALITION VOTE TO BLOCK MARRIAGE EQUALITY CONSCIENCE VOTE

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 …

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Tony Abbott bombarded with same-sex wedding invites

The Prime Minister’s schedule looks very busy. More than 50 couples planning weddings extended promises recently to extend same-sex wedding invites to Tony Abbott if he allows marriage equality to pass. Despite Abbott’s long history opposed same-sex marriage, many within his party hold opposing views. Some indicate they will back a same-sex marriage bill if …

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LNP backs critical gay law reform

Queensland Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg and Shadow Attorney General Ian Walker announced this morning that the LNP will support, in principle, critical gay law reform in the state. They specified the removal of the ‘gay panic defence’ and the repealing of historical convictions of gay men in Queensland who were charged with engaging in consensual …

Kingdom Emerges on Cato Island in Protest Against Australian Gay Marriage Ban

Gay & Lesbian kingdom to protest Gay Marriage Ban

In protest against the Australian Gay Marriage ban, a group of Queensland men have declared remote Cato Island a Gay and Lesbian Kingdom. Gold Coast businessman Dale Anderson claims to be the emperor of the newly-formed Gay and Lesbian Kingdom. His Emperorness declared Cato Island in the Coral Sea as an independent nation. “If we …

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