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marriage equality


Taipei Pride Festival

The Taiwanese government has unveiled a draft of its same-sex marriage legislation, in a historic first for Asia. Newly-appointed premier Su Tseng-chang said in a statement on Facebook that the Taiwan cabinet’s proposed law would allow same-sex couples to get legally married. According to Su, the country’s definition of marriage in civil law will remain …

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Japanese Same-Sex Couples

Thirteen Japanese same-sex couples have marked Valentine’s Day with the filing historic lawsuits challenging the country’s ban on marriage equality. The lawsuits, filed in Tokyo and other courts around the country by five lesbian and eight gay couples, argue that the law violates same-sex couples’ constitutional right to equality. Japan’s constitution states “marriage shall be …

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Former prime minister Tony Abbott

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been criticised for trying to claim credit for the legalisation of same-sex marriage, despite campaigning against it for years. “When all is said and done, I helped to make the thing happen,” the former prime minister said in a new interview with the Sydney Morning Herald. “I set up …

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Michael Kirby

Former High Court judge Michael Kirby and his longtime partner Johan van Vloten have tied the knot on the 50th anniversary of their first meeting. Kirby, who served as a High Court judge from 1996 to 2009, wed van Vloten at a private ceremony at their Sydney home on Monday, with Kirby’s brother Donald and …

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Australian Marriage Law

New research has found the same-sex marriage postal survey led to increased depression, anxiety and stress among LGBTIQ Australians, leading advocates to call for political parties to rule out holding public votes on LGBTIQ rights. The University of Sydney study, published in the Australian Psychological Society’s journal Australian Psychologist, assessed the mental health of 1305 …

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Brisbane Festival Qweens on King

More than 1300 same-sex couples have wed in Queensland since same-sex marriage ceremonies could legally be held just over one year ago on January 9, 2018. According to data released by the state government to the 12 month milestone, a total of 1330 same-sex marriages have been registered across Queensland one year on. “Marriage celebrants …

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Michael James

Community activist, former QNews Magazine Print Editor and Brisbane Pride Vice-President Michael James celebrated the New Year by marrying long-time partner Anthony Gillespie. An extremely happy congregation of friends and family filled Fortitude Valley’s beautiful High Church on Brunswick Street for the ceremony, presided over in part by Gordon, the son of the two new …

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barbie same sex wedding

An engaged gay couple’s customised Barbie same-sex wedding set for their eight-year-old niece has gone viral and caught the attention of toy company Mattel. To celebrate their niece Natalie’s birthday, Arizona couple Matt Jacobi and Nick Caprio were looking for a doll set that tied in to the theme of the couple’s upcoming May wedding, …

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President jair bolsonaro

Anxious same-sex couples in Brazil are rushing to get married before the inauguration of right-wing president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, who has described himself as a “proud homophobe”. Bolsonaro has a long history of homophobic and misogynistic comments, including equating homosexuality to pedophilia and proclaiming he would rather his son die than be gay. As a result, …

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The president of gay hookup app Grindr has clarified that he supports marriage equality after he reportedly wrote on Facebook that he agrees “marriage is a holy matrimony between a man and a woman”. Scott Chen, who became the president of Grindr after the company was bought by a Chinese corporation, wrote and later deleted …

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