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taiwan gay couple same-sex marriage legalised weddings taipei

More than 100 same-sex couples in Taiwan are set to marry as the country’s same-sex marriage legislation comes into effect. Taiwan made history last week when it became the first Asian nation to legalise same-sex marriage. Local authorities said more than 150 same-sex couples were scheduled to register marriages in Taipei on Friday. The city …

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Taipei Pride Festival in Taiwan same-sex marriage

Taiwan’s parliament has passed same-sex marriage legislation in a historic first for Asia. The country’s government passed legislation on Friday allowing same-sex couples legal marriage rights, including in areas such as taxes, insurance and adoption. Ahead of the vote, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said, “Today, we have a chance to make history and show the …

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arthur marc brown tv series mr ratburn wedding

Fans have cheered long-running children’s TV series Arthur for revealing main character Mr Ratburn is gay and tying the knot at a same-sex wedding. Arthur started screening in 1996 and the premiere episode of its 22nd (!) season is titled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone”. In the episode, Arthur and his friends are shocked …

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new south wales liberal candidate allan green

A Liberal party candidate who suggested on social media that same-sex marriage would spell the end of Mother’s and Father’s Day and called for same-sex couples be banned from adoption has said he does not hold those views. In a series of posts between 2010 and 2015, Allan Green, the Liberal candidate for the west …

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craig burns luke sullivan wedding photo instagram

A Queensland same-sex couple who made history by tying the knot last January will have their suits and memorabilia immortalised in the Queensland Museum’s collection. Craig Burns and Luke Sullivan are believed to be the first same-sex couple to tie the knot in Queensland on the first official day of legal same-sex marriages last year, …

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liberal candidate gurpal singh

A federal Liberal candidate in Victoria has apologised for linking same-sex marriage with child sex abuse during the marriage equality debate in 2017. Gurpal Singh, a lawyer and lecturer who is the Liberal candidate for the Victorian seat of Scullin, is described by the party as “a strong voice in the community for religious freedom”. …

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israel folau margaret court composite

Tennis champion and Christian pastor Margaret Court has defended Israel Folau, who she says is being persecuted for his religious beliefs. Folau will appear before a code of conduct hearing on May 4 in a bid to avoid being sacked by Rugby Australia after he claimed on social media “hell awaits” homosexuals and suggested transgender …

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same sex weddings expo brisbane

Brisbane’s third Same Same Weddings Expo will be held at Brisbane Powerhouse on May 5, with free entry and all couples warmly welcomed. The Same Same Weddings Expo will run from 10am to 3pm and is hosted by Paddington Publications, the publishers of Brisbane Bride Magazine and Australia’s first same-sex wedding magazine Same Same Weddings. …

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joshua hart brisbane wedding celebrant

“Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life,” says Brisbane marriage celebrant Joshua Hart. “As your celebrant, I will ensure that your ceremony reflects the couple you are. “Whether it be a small, intimate ceremony or a larger, formal ceremony, I will work with you to design this day, your way.” As a …

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Fiji prime minister Voreqe Bainimarama

Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has declared there will be no same-sex marriage in the island nation as long as his FijiFirst party is in government. The Fiji Broadcasting Corporation reported Bainimarama made the declaration in response to talk on social media about the issue, but said he wanted it to be clear Fiji is …

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