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Bob Hawke Prime Minister

Bob Hawke,  the Australian Prime Minister whose government formulated the first national strategy to fight AIDS, died today aged 89. Hawke also became the first former Prime Minister to vote YES during the 2017 same-sex marriage postal survey. At a time when support for the YES campaign dipped, Hawke offered his public support. He and …

gender inequality

A newspaper has been slammed for deleting a reference to a man’s husband from his mother’s obituary. Texas newspaper The Olton Enterprise published the obituary for Brenda Light in its February 23 edition, but edited the family’s original tribute. The obituary read, “Those left to cherish her memories include her son, Barry Giles, and his …