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same-sex marriage


Marriage equality campaigner Peter Black

A year on from the historic “yes” vote, campaign group Australian Marriage Equality has received one of the country’s top human rights awards. The Human Rights Awards honour the contributions of advocates in government, law, the media, business, and organisations. The Australian Marriage Equality group received the Community Organisation Award at a ceremony in Sydney …

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President jair bolsonaro

Anxious same-sex couples in Brazil are rushing to get married before the inauguration of right-wing president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, who has described himself as a “proud homophobe”. Bolsonaro has a long history of homophobic and misogynistic comments, including equating homosexuality to pedophilia and proclaiming he would rather his son die than be gay. As a result, …

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Denise Maxwell and her wife Lyn are proud to announce their marriage on 14 July 2018, two days after their 22 year anniversary together. We wish them a further 22 years of marital bliss from all of our team at Denise Maxwell Solicitor in Yeronga. This auspicious event for the happy couple’s nuptials does however highlight …

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Taipei Pride Festival

Taiwanese lawmakers will enact a separate law for same-sex unions after voters disappointingly rejected marriage equality in referendums last month. The country’s top court ruled in May 2017 that restricting marriage to a man and a woman was unconstitutional, and that marriage equality must be legalized within two years, either through changes the Civil Code …

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David Pocock got married

Rugby player and LGBTIQ ally David Pocock has officially married his long-time partner Emma on the weekend. The Wallabies star and his partner Emma held a commitment ceremony in 2010, but vowed they wouldn’t officially marry until their gay friends were also able to. On Monday, Pocock posted three photos to social media from the …

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The president of gay hookup app Grindr has clarified that he supports marriage equality after he reportedly wrote on Facebook that he agrees “marriage is a holy matrimony between a man and a woman”. Scott Chen, who became the president of Grindr after the company was bought by a Chinese corporation, wrote and later deleted …

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Brisbane Festival Qweens on King

More than half of the 3,000 same-sex couples who married in Australia in the first half of 2018 were female, according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. On Tuesday, the ABS released data showing a total of 3,149 same-sex weddings were held in Australia between December 9 last year, when amendments to …

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Bride and Prejudice

A deeply religious dad has put his views aside to attend his lesbian daughter’s wedding during the heartwarming final episode of reality TV series Bride and Prejudice. John had told his daughter Ange that he couldn’t accept her relationship with her fiancee Dylan because of his religious beliefs. He shocked viewers at the start of …

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Voters in Taiwan have rejected marriage equality in a series of referendums, creating uncertainty around how the government will respond to a court ruling demanding legal recognition of same-sex unions in the country. In May last year, Taiwan’s top court ruled that the country’s marriage laws violated same-sex couples’ constitutional right to equality and set …

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Uniting Church Australia

A Uniting Church reverend has made an emotional plea to her church after an internal split may reverse the church’s decision to give its ministers the option of conducting same-sex marriages. In July, Uniting Church of Australia’s 265-member National Assembly voted to allow ministers the choice to marry same-sex couples, beginning September 21. The assembly …

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