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Marriage equality campaigners have criticised a “divisive” new advertisement trying to cast marriage equality supporters as intolerant by citing abusive social media comments. The new ad displays screenshots of abuse on social media from people it alleges are marriage equality supporters who have called opponents “homophobic maggots”, “bigots” and expressed hope that “someone kicks your …

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Married Couples benefits

By Hannah Robert, La Trobe University and Fiona Kelly, La Trobe University Opponents of marriage equality often say that married and de facto couples already have the same rights. To what extent is this true? And, in legal terms, how much do the differences matter? In an opinion piece last week, former prime minister Tony …

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Immigration minister Peter Dutton has said the NRL should also allow a same-sex marriage “no” campaign song at the Grand Final this weekend, alongside a planned performance of US rapper Macklemore’s 2012 hit “Same Love”. This week, a petition was started asking the NRL to take a neutral stance on same-sex marriage and calling for …

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Thousands have gathered in Brisbane to march in support of same-sex marriage. Flooding the city streets with rainbow flags and “yes” signs. The crowd, which organisers said was the largest ever to gather at a Queensland marriage equality rally. Packed into Queens Park on Sunday afternoon ahead of a march through the CBD. Jess Payne …

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Grandmother and doctor Kerryn Phelps features in a new TV advertisement that hits back at the ad released this week by same-sex marriage “no” campaigners.

Grandmother and doctor Kerryn Phelps features in a new TV advertisement that hits back at the ad released this week by same-sex marriage “no” campaigners. The “no” ad, created by the Coalition for Marriage and first aired on Tuesday, attempted to conflate marriage equality with sex education in schools and has been widely criticised as …

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Magda Szubanski I Do Marriage Equality Shirt

Comedian Magda Szubanski engaged in a passionate debate with Deputy Nationals leader Fiona Nash over the government’s planned marriage equality plebiscite on Monday night’s episode of ABC’s Q&A. Senator Nash argued the plebiscite gave “every single Australian the right to have say” on marriage equality, but Szubanski said the poll’s $160 million cost would be …

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Julia Gillard Change opinion SSM

Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard says she has changed her position on same-sex marriage! and that she would vote in favour of marriage equality if a public plebiscite were to be held. Gillard made the announcement this week while delivering a speech to the Melbourne College of Law and Justice, adding that she was making …

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In today’s society, when a bride tosses her bouquet the catcher is viewed as the next single woman likely to wed. In actual fact, the bouquet toss comes from early England, when women would try and rip bits of fabric or flowers off the bride’s dress as it was believed that it would bring good …

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Chihuahua has just become the fourth state in Mexico to officially approve same-sex marriage. Unlike other jurisdictions around the world which have recently introduced marriage equality with dramatic & emotionally charged referendums and parliamentary votes, Chihuahua’s change of policy was as simple as Governor César Duarte Jáquez making an announcement that his government would no …

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