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‘Neighbours’ Is On Its Way To Its First Gay Wedding

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As many as 100 Catholic priests in Germany have publicly defied Pope Francis and offered their blessings to same-sex couples despite a Vatican ban. In March, the Vatican declared the Catholic Church can’t bless same-sex unions because God “does not and cannot bless sin.” But on Monday (May 10), Catholic churches around Germany publicly invited …

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Hannah Gadsby has announced she married in January and has introduced the world to her new wife, Jenney Shamash. On Thursday, the comedian posted an extremely cute photo to her social media accounts of the two of them eating ice cream at a café. “I’d like to introduce all y’all to Jenney,” Hannah wrote. “She’s …

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ABC journalist Patricia Karvelas has described covering the 2017 same-sex marriage debate as a difficult period in her long career in journalism. The Afternoon Briefing and RN Drive host reflected on her two decades covering federal politics in a wide-ranging profile for the ABC. Karvelas, who is in a long-term same-sex relationship, explained she found …

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Queer Eye star Tan France announced he and his husband Rob are expecting their first child together. The Queer Eye star and his husband, Rob France, both announced on Instagram they’re expecting their first child via surrogate. “So happy to finally share that WE’RE HAVING A BABY!!” he wrote on Instagram on a photoshopped snap …

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Highly anticipated gay drama Supernova, starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci as long-term partners, is in Australian cinemas this week. The film follows Tusker (Tucci) and Sam (Firth) as they travel across country in an old RV visiting old friends and places from their past. The couple make the road trip after Tusker receives an …

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Twenty years ago this week, the world’s first same-sex marriage legislation officially came into effect in the Netherlands. The country’s House of Representatives passed the same-sex marriage bill 109 votes to 33 on September 12, 2000. The Senate followed suit a few months later. The landmark marriage laws granted same-sex couples the same legal rights …

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A violent attack on a gay couple in Italy has prompted calls for politicians to speed up the passage of a hate crime law in the country. The gay couple were assaulted at the Valle Aurelia metro train station in Rome in February. Part of the incident was captured on video and shared by local …

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Gay Tasmanian man Ben Jago, who was wrongly denied next-of-kin status by the Coroner after the death of his same-sex partner, has lost a Tasmanian Supreme Court case. Ben Jago’s partner of five years, Nathan Lunson, died by suicide in January 2015. After his partner’s death, police and the state’s Coroner failed to recognise Jago …

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A gay couple have gotten engaged in a surprise sky-high marriage proposal onboard Virgin Australia’s maiden Pride Flight from Brisbane to Sydney ahead of Mardi Gras. The one-off flight on Friday welcomed over 120 passengers who enjoyed mid-air drag performances, beverages, music as well as “all of the trimmings you’d expect” from a pride celebration. …

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A gay man with terminal brain cancer is planning to seek an assisted death after he married his husband on Valentine’s Day at the weekend. Alain du Chemin (pictured above right) married partner Paul Gazzard on the British Channel Island of Jersey on February 14, in the company of close family and friends. In September …

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