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Accidental activists awarded for support for YES

Accidental activists Tom Snow and Brooke Horne recently received recognition for their philanthropic support during last year’s marriage equality campaign. On Thursday night, the couple won the Award for Best Large Grant at the 2018 Australian Philanthropy Awards. The award recognised their seed funding to what would become the Equality Campaign. The couple’s initial contribution …

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Religious Exemptions Allowing LGBTIQ Discrimination Widely Opposed: Poll

Four out of five Australians oppose laws that allow gay, lesbian and transgender students and teachers to be expelled or fired by religious schools, according to a new poll. The YouGov Galaxy poll, commissioned by LGBTI advocacy group Just.equal, found that 82% opposed existing exemptions in anti-discrimination law that allow the expulsion of gay and …

Queensland Advocates Call For Marriage Equality For Trans People

A Queensland parliamentary committee has been told of the unfair hurdles transgender people face to obtain legal recognition of their gender. Brisbane trans woman Roz Dickson addressed the committee, which is examining a bill introduced by the Queensland government this month that would scrap a law requiring trans people to be unmarried before they can …

‘Overseas Same-Sex Marriages Will Immediately Become Official’

The thousands of Australian same-sex couples who have tied the knot overseas will automatically be recognised as married under Australian law when the same-sex marriage bill comes into effect. Liberal Senator Dean Smith’s amendment bill, currently before the parliament, will scrap the Marriage Act’s ban on recognition of same-sex unions solemnised overseas. The Equality Campaign …

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Brisbane Supporters Brave The Rain To March For Marriage Equality

Steady rain wasn’t enough to deter around 300 marriage equality supporters from marching through Brisbane on Saturday afternoon. The Equality Campaign’s Shirleene Robinson told the crowd gathered at Queen’s Park that the group had seen support for marriage equality all over the state. “We heard from a young gay man in Bundaberg who works as …