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marriage equality


maude boate wedding celebrant lismore

Maude Boate is one of the true originals of Australian drag. At the forefront of Aussie drag for 30 years, we know Mrs Boate as mentor, drag mother and Glambassador, but the good ship Maude recently set sail on an exciting new journey. Lismore’s Maude Boate, authorised marriage celebrant, is ready to crack the champagne …

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religious freedom bill israel folau australian christian lobby

A Guardian Essential poll reveals only 38% of Australians support a religious freedoms bill as currently proposed by right wing elements of the federal government. Since the federal election and the Israel Folau controversy, politicians and the Australian Christian Lobby launched petitions for federal action. 64% of people surveyed in the poll agreed with the …

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Just a Mum Shelley Argent Leanne Edmistone Marriage Equality

Of course, a book about Shelley Argent is going to address the Marriage Equality debate. However, Just a Mum co-authored with Leanne Edmistone documents not only the battle but also what brought Shelley to it. Shelley Argent always wanted a family. Growing up in a dysfunctional family, she dreamed of a loving family of her …

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My Little Pony lyle shelton

Lyle Shelton, failed senate candidate for the Australian Conservatives in the recent federal election,  has lashed out on social media against My Little Pony, over two new characters in the popular cartoon. Scootaloo introduces her lesbian aunts in an upcoming episode entitled The Last Crusade. Aunt Holiday and Auntie Lofty are the first-ever same-sex couple …

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Queen's Birthday Honours 2019 jamie gardiner anna brown ivan hinton-teoh

The 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours list sees awards for a number of prominent campaigners during the marriage equality survey. They include long-time LGBTIQ advocate Jamie Gardiner, co-founder of just.equal Ivan Hinton-Teoh and Equality Australia chief executive Anna Brown. Jamie Gardiner The awards give well deserved recognition to long-time human rights activist Jamie Gardiner for service …

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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 Claims Marriage Equality Leads To Bestiality

Cory Bernardi 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 in Taiwan same-sex marriage

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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