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same-sex marriage


brisbane mum rj miles

One of the great delights of editing an LGBTIQ magazine is exposure to many of the wonderful and varied voices that comprise our communities. Regular QN Magazine contributor RJ Miles (pictured) — lesbian, wife, mother, author and educator — is one of those voices. What drove your passion for teaching? In 2009, I was 19 …

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youtube star shane dawson and ryland adams

YouTube star Shane Dawson proposed to his boyfriend Ryland Adams on Tuesday after three years together. Dawson popped the question on the anniversary of their first date, and excitedly announced the news on Twitter. “HE SAID YES!!!!!!” he wrote, alongside three images of the romantic proposal as he got down on one knee in front …

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TV chef Kylie Kwong and wife Nell

Australian TV chef and cookbook author Kylie Kwong has announced that she and partner Nell got married last weekend. “Introducing you all to my beautiful, extraordinary, courageous, inspiring life-partner, Nell!” Kwong tweeted on Wednesday. “We got married on Sunday and we are SOOOOOOO HAPPY!” Australian media personalities congratulated the happy couple after Kwong posted a …

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sydney gay and lesbian mardi gras same-sex marriage mural

New South Wales couple Paul and Andrew Hilton had even more reason to celebrate at Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras at the weekend. The pair have had their long-awaited wedding commemorated in a giant street mural in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, painted by famous Sydney street artist Scott Marsh. The couple, who are from Newcastle, …

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Cory Bernardi

Let’s fact check Cory Bernardi’s claim of vindication for his 2012 prediction that, “redefining marriage has seen a push for further redefinitions including lowering the age at which people can marry, multiple-partner marriages and even advocacy for the legalisation of bestiality.” It’s that unpredictable summer storm time of year. No sooner has a Katter blown …

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Taipei Pride Festival

The Taiwanese government has unveiled a draft of its same-sex marriage legislation, in a historic first for Asia. Newly-appointed premier Su Tseng-chang said in a statement on Facebook that the Taiwan cabinet’s proposed law would allow same-sex couples to get legally married. According to Su, the country’s definition of marriage in civil law will remain …

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Japanese Same-Sex Couples

Thirteen Japanese same-sex couples have marked Valentine’s Day with the filing historic lawsuits challenging the country’s ban on marriage equality. The lawsuits, filed in Tokyo and other courts around the country by five lesbian and eight gay couples, argue that the law violates same-sex couples’ constitutional right to equality. Japan’s constitution states “marriage shall be …

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Former prime minister Tony Abbott

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been criticised for trying to claim credit for the legalisation of same-sex marriage, despite campaigning against it for years. “When all is said and done, I helped to make the thing happen,” the former prime minister said in a new interview with the Sydney Morning Herald. “I set up …

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Michael Kirby

Former High Court judge Michael Kirby and his longtime partner Johan van Vloten have tied the knot on the 50th anniversary of their first meeting. Kirby, who served as a High Court judge from 1996 to 2009, wed van Vloten at a private ceremony at their Sydney home on Monday, with Kirby’s brother Donald and …

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Australian Marriage Law

New research has found the same-sex marriage postal survey led to increased depression, anxiety and stress among LGBTIQ Australians, leading advocates to call for political parties to rule out holding public votes on LGBTIQ rights. The University of Sydney study, published in the Australian Psychological Society’s journal Australian Psychologist, assessed the mental health of 1305 …

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