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Shelly Argent Marriage Equality

It took some 56 hours of debate in parliament, but a lot longer for marriage equality advocates such as Parents and Friends Of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) national spokeswoman Shelley Argent. When parliament finally voted to legalise same-sex marriage tonight, it was the end of a long road. Ms Argent (pictured), a long-time advocate for …

As Queensland’s LGBTI community celebrates today’s resounding ‘Yes’ vote for marriage equality, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has called on federal parliament to immediately enshrine the public’s wishes in law. Nationally, 61.6% voted ‘Yes’ to the question: “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?” while 38.4% voted ‘No’. In Queensland, 1,487,060 (60.7%) voted …

australia voted yes

Australia voted YES in the same-sex marriage postal survey. The ABS announced the results on Wednesday morning to high emotion and jubilation around the country. A crowd of hundreds gathered in Brisbane in Queen’s Park to hear that 61.6% of the country voted YES including 60.6% of Queenslanders. The Equality Campaign’s Shirleene Robinson stood alongside …

If Australia returns a majority ‘Yes’ vote tomorrow and tells Parliament it wants same-sex marriage to be legalised it will be up to our politicians to sort it out. So the ABC asked all MPs how they would vote if, as expected, Australia says ‘Yes’. The list below details all the responses the ABC received …