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Speaking on Radio National Breakfast, Tasmanian Premier, Lara Giddings has said marriage equality is inevitable. Giddings compared the ban on same-sex marriages to historical sanctions against inter-faith marriages and said the advocacy of the families of same-sex partners is a … Continue reading
A UK Government announcement that it will conduct an inquiry into marriage equality early next year has been welcomed by Australian advocates who say it shows civil unions are not a substitute for full equality. Australian Marriage Equality National Convener, … Continue reading
The NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (GLRL) is disappointed that the NSW Labor Conference held in Sydney over the weekend failed to produce a motion in support of marriage equality, with the issue instead being referred to the National … Continue reading
Marriage equality advocates are deeply disappointed that Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has indicated she may not respect a motion at December’s National Labor Conference in favour of allowing same-sex marriages. Australian Marriage Equality National Convener, Alex Greenwich, said if the … Continue reading
Steve Russell and John Dini are butchers, they are gay, and they have heard all the jokes. ”Oh, the usual: ‘Getting in for your chop?’ and ‘You like a bit of sausage?’ You get used to it over the years,” … Continue reading
Allowing same-sex couples to marry could lead to the acceptance of polygamy and incest, the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Peter Jensen, has warned. Writing in the church’s newspaper, Southern Cross, Dr Jensen said the push for same-sex unions to be enshrined … Continue reading
Residents of the federal seat of Wills, taking in the Victorian suburbs of Brunswick, Pascoe Vale, Coburg and Fawkner, have indicated they are against allowing same-sex marriage in Australia. Wills Labor MP Kelvin Thomson released the results of his same-sex … Continue reading
Forty people attended a Vigil for Equality outside a meeting against same-sex marriage at the University of Tasmania in Launceston last night. People at the vigil held up photos of same-sex couples as those attending the meeting filed passed. Tasmanian … Continue reading
Opponents of marriage equality have presented the the Prime Minister with 32,297 letters linking marriage equality to: “Higher rates of physical and mental health problems, child abuse, criminality, drug abuse… devastating consequences for children and for society”. They have also … Continue reading
This article by Boris Dittrich looks at marriage equality in the Netherlands, ten years on. Ten years ago this month, when the Netherlands became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage, most Dutch people were in favor of … Continue reading
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