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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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barbie same sex wedding

An engaged gay couple’s customised Barbie same-sex wedding set for their eight-year-old niece has gone viral and caught the attention of toy company Mattel. To celebrate their niece Natalie’s birthday, Arizona couple Matt Jacobi and Nick Caprio were looking for a doll set that tied in to the theme of the couple’s upcoming May wedding, …

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Neighbours David and Aaron Wedding Magda Szubanski

Long-running Australian soap Neighbours has made history after it screened its first same-sex wedding on Monday night. Aaron (Matt Wilson) and David (Takaya Honda) tied the knot in an intimate ceremony officiated by Jemima Davies-Smythe, played by comedian and “yes” campaigner Magda Szubanski. It was the first ever same-sex wedding in the show’s 33-year history, …

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Jack Phillips Colarado Baker

The Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple is heading back to court after denying a cake to a transgender woman. Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver, made headlines in June after the US Supreme Court partially ruled in his favour in the case involving …

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Neighbours david and aaron wedding

Long-running soap Neighbours has given fans a glimpse of gay couple David and Aaron’s upcoming same-sex wedding in a new video released online. The couple got engaged in scenes that screened in May and the new video shows the characters celebrating before David and Aaron (played by Matt Wilson and Takaya Honda) walk down the …

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Sara Cunningham has gone viral for a Facebook post about same-sex weddings

A woman from Oklahoma has gone viral on Facebook after offering to be a substitute mum to any couples whose own parents won’t attend their same-sex weddings. Sara Cunningham, who is an ordained minister and works for an architecture firm, wrote on Facebook last week, “If you need a mom to attend your same-sex wedding …

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Still from SBS series Marry Me, marry my family, a documentary series about cross-cultural weddings

SBS is filming new episodes of documentary TV series Marry Me, Marry My Family and they’re encouraging same-sex couples to apply. The show explores what happens when people from two different cultures exchange vows, and how the two families blend their own religions, traditions and cultures. The show’s first season, screened earlier this year, profiled …

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Denied Wedding Cake

A Brisbane same-sex couple planning to wed in New Zealand have had their request for a wedding cake refused by a baker who told them same-sex ceremonies are against her beliefs. Moe Barr and Sasha Patrick got engaged last year and had planned a wedding for the small northern New Zealand town of Waipu next …

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By Paula Gerber, Monash University It has been six months since Australia declared that marriage is no longer an exclusively heterosexual institution. In that time, approximately 2,500 same-sex couples have been married, with NSW having the most weddings, closely followed by Victoria and Queensland. Many more couples, who married overseas before marriage equality was achieved …

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same sex couple wedding cake religious beliefs

The United States Supreme Court has ruled in favour of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same sex couple. But the court’s narrow ruling applied to just the one case and avoided the larger question of whether a business can invoke religious objections to refuse service to gay and …

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