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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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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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More than half of the 3,000 same-sex couples who married in Australia in the first half of 2018 were female, according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. On Tuesday, the ABS released data showing a total of 3,149 same-sex weddings were held in Australia between December 9 last year, when amendments to …

Voters in Taiwan have rejected marriage equality in a series of referendums, creating uncertainty around how the government will respond to a court ruling demanding legal recognition of same-sex unions in the country. In May last year, Taiwan’s top court ruled that the country’s marriage laws violated same-sex couples’ constitutional right to equality and set …

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A Uniting Church reverend has made an emotional plea to her church as an internal split threatens to undo the church’s decision to give its ministers the option of conducting same-sex marriages. In July, Uniting Church of Australia’s 265-member National Assembly voted to allow ministers the choice to marry same-sex couples, beginning September 21. The …

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An estimated 100,000 people have rallied for LGBTIQ equality in Taiwan as the country prepares for a series of referendums on same-sex marriage in the country. Last year, Taiwan’s top court ruled that banning same-sex couples from marriage was unconstitutional – a historic first for Asia – and instructed authorities to enact laws legalising marriage …

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By Michelle Brady, University of Queensland and Belinda Hewitt, University of Melbourne One year ago, Australians were asked “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?”. The answer was a resounding “yes” – more than 60% of those who expressed a view backed marriage equality. The anniversary of this historic moment offers …

Veteran LGBTIQ activist Peter de Waal has spoken of his disappointment in former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on the one year anniversary of the “yes” vote for marriage equality. The majority “yes” vote was announced on November 15 last year, and same-sex marriage finally passed through the Australian parliament last December. Since then, 5420 same-sex …

Australia’s decades-long journey towards marriage equality will be chronicled in a documentary screening on SBS tomorrow night, on the first anniversary of the “yes” vote. The documentary, titled Australia Says Yes, will look back at the emotional struggle for social and political change – from 1960’s campaigning to decriminalise homosexuality through to the postal survey’s …

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