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Dr Dane is the Co Chair and Research Director of Australian Marriage Equality, Australia’s most established lobby group for marriage equality. She conducts research through the University of Queensland on same sex relationships and the right of sexual minorities to … Continue reading
A tumultuous year in 2012 for the LGBTI community around the country and especially in Queensland was reason enough for Brisbane rights advocate Chad St James (pictured) to create something that could galvanise the community in the face of growing … Continue reading
ALL citizens should have the same rights and obligations in society. As such, gay couples should have the same right to marry under the Marriage Act. Given that the moral and social-rights arguments don’t seem to be getting us to … Continue reading
Melbourne Ports MP Michael Danby (pictured) continues to come under fire from marriage equality advocates and constituents for abstaining on last year’s gay marriage vote in the federal Parliament. The Melbourne Ports electorate includes the suburbs of Southbank, South Melbourne, … Continue reading
2012 was a year of highs and lows for marriage equality. But support continues to grow, as we can see from these thirteen key marriage equality moments. Jan 27: Nicola Roxon fulfils an ALP promise to remove the bureaucratic obstacles … Continue reading
The City of Vincent yesterday became the first WA local government to set up a register which recognises gay and lesbian couples. The council almost unanimously passed the motion on Tuesday night which allows gay and straight couples to attend … Continue reading
In 2012, the Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee held an inquiry into Senator Sarah Hanson-Young’s Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010. Australian Marriage Equality’s submission to the inquiry can be read here. The following appendices were also included: Galaxy Poll Results October … Continue reading
Recently a group called ‘Psychologists for Marriage Equality’ was formed to draw attention to the link between marriage equality and mental health. People have been asking me why we have started a group called Psychologists for Marriage Equality and why … Continue reading
Get Up! has released another splendid marriage equality video. This one features the ups and downs of a relationship. It could be any relationship. It just happens to be one between two men. The video promotes Get Up’s marriage equality … Continue reading
The advocacy director of Human Rights Watchs’ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program, Boris Dittrich, has written to all 2011 ALP National Party delegates asking them to support marriage equality. Mr Dittrich writes: “Over the last decade the Netherlands did … Continue reading
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