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Tourism operators in Tasmania are pushing for the Apple Isle to become a premier destination for same-sex couples to tie the knot and enjoy their honeymoon. Tasmanians United for Marriage Equality has teamed with the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania to launch a social media campaign extolling the virtues of the state. It comes as this …

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Marriage equality advocates have applauded changes to federal immigration laws allowing equal treatment for same-sex couples applying for partner visas. The Immigration Department announced on Saturday it had broadened the category of applicants for partner visas to include same-sex couples after marriage equality took effect that day. Under the changes, a person in a same-sex …

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Marriage equality campaigners are cheering the historic passage of same-sex legislation through the Senate on Wednesday. Liberal Senator Dean Smith’s marriage equality bill was passed 43 votes to 12 on Wednesday afternoon and will be put to a final vote in the House of Representatives next week. All campaigners called for the bill to be …

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Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman apologised to LGBT

Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman has apologised to LGBTI Tasmanians charged under the state’s historic anti-gay laws. The Tasmanian government introduced legislation to wipe the criminal records of men who were convicted of sex with other men under the state’s historic laws criminalising homosexuality, or transgender people convicted under historic laws prohibiting cross-dressing. The legislation would …

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