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joshua hart brisbane wedding celebrant

“Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life,” says Brisbane marriage celebrant Joshua Hart. “As your celebrant, I will ensure that your ceremony reflects the couple you are. “Whether it be a small, intimate ceremony or a larger, formal ceremony, I will work with you to design this day, your way.” As a …

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cayman islands same-sex marriage lesbian couple

Same-sex marriage has become legal in the Cayman Islands following a landmark ruling in a court case brought by a lesbian couple. Chantelle Day and her partner Vickie Bodden Bush (pictured above) went to court after they were refused permission to marry in the British Overseas Territory last year. But Chief Justice in the Grand …

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sydney gay and lesbian mardi gras same-sex marriage mural

New South Wales couple Paul and Andrew Hilton had even more reason to celebrate at Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras at the weekend. The pair have had their long-awaited wedding commemorated in a giant street mural in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, painted by famous Sydney street artist Scott Marsh. The couple, who are from Newcastle, …

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Cory Bernardi

Let’s fact check Cory Bernardi’s claim of vindication for his 2012 prediction that, “redefining marriage has seen a push for further redefinitions including lowering the age at which people can marry, multiple-partner marriages and even advocacy for the legalisation of bestiality.” It’s that unpredictable summer storm time of year. No sooner has a Katter blown …

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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 lgbtiq rights in australia

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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