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Shelly Argent Marriage Equality

It took some 56 hours of debate in parliament, but a lot longer for marriage equality advocates such as Parents and Friends Of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) national spokeswoman Shelley Argent. When parliament finally voted to legalise same-sex marriage tonight, it was the end of a long road. Ms Argent (pictured), a long-time advocate for …

“There is nothing wrong with you.” That’s the moving message Attorney-General George Brandis sent to young gay Australians today in a heartfelt speech supporting same-sex marriage in the Senate. Brandis said the passage of the bill will “demolish the last significant bastion of legal discrimination against people on the grounds of their sexuality”. “At last, …

Few would argue with Trevor Evans’ notion that the resounding ‘Yes’ vote for marriage equality is a “national watershed moment”. As with the entire LGBT community, Evans (pictured), Queensland’s first openly gay Member of Parliament, wants a special Christmas present this year. “This is national watershed moment,” he told Fairfax Media, applauding the 80 per …

australia voted yes

Australia voted YES in the same-sex marriage postal survey. The ABS announced the results on Wednesday morning to high emotion and jubilation around the country. A crowd of hundreds gathered in Brisbane in Queen’s Park to hear that 61.6% of the country voted YES including 60.6% of Queenslanders. The Equality Campaign’s Shirleene Robinson stood alongside …

Australia Says Yes

If the Australia electorate says Yes vote tomorrow and tells Parliament they want same-sex marriage to be legalised it will be up to our politicians to sort it out. So the ABC asked all MPs how they would vote if, as expected, Australia says ‘Yes’. The list below details all the responses the ABC received …

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