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It’s a question resonating through suburban living rooms across the country: Why doesn’t Australia legalise gay marriage? This is not an “inner-city media issue”, as columnist Gerard Henderson wrote this week. It was far from clear, he maintained, that same … Continue reading
After the New Zealand parliament has passed legislation to make same-sex marriage legal, Rodney Croome, national director of Australian Marriage Equality, argues why Australia should follow suit. In the wake of marriage equality in New Zealand many Australians are asking, … Continue reading
This week’s Essential Report affirms the broad and enduring support in the Australian electorate for legalising same-sex marriage. What’s less certain is which political tradition will claim the gay marriage legacy, writes Jackie Woods. They say the test of a … Continue reading
The passing of legislation allowing same-sex couples to wed in New Zealand is attributable largely to strong leadership and bipartisanship – something Australia is severely lacking, writes Rodney Croome. In the wake of marriage equality in New Zealand many Australians … Continue reading
The Kiwis have bucked tradition and changed their definition of marriage so that all couples can wed. Here’s how the vote across the Tasman for marriage equality unfolded Once again, the Kiwis have made us look bad. Last night New … Continue reading
HUNDREDS of jubilant gay-rights advocates celebrated at New Zealand’s Parliament as the country become the 13th in the world and the first in the Asia-Pacific region to legalise same-sex marriage. Lawmakers voted 77 to 44 in favour of the gay-marriage … Continue reading
Media Release Wednesday April 17th 2013 Media conference scheduled for 11am tomorrow morning (details below) Australian marriage equality advocates say the achievement of marriage equality in New Zealand this evening will be a game changer in Australia. Australian Marriage Equality … Continue reading
New Zealand is ready to make gay marriage legal with parliament set to vote on the issue tomorrow (17 April). The proposal to amend the country’s 1955 Marriage Act has been well received, and includes backing from Prime Minister John … Continue reading
The Marriage Amendment Bill aims to amend marriage legislation to ensure gay couples are not treated in “a discriminatory manner”. It has passed its first reading and is now open for submissions from the public. In our next piece in … Continue reading
The New Zealand Parliament has given strong support to a bill which would make same-sex marriage legal. The Marriage Amendment Bill has passed its first reading in parliament, 80 votes to 40. Continue reading… Further coverage: NZ’s Prime Minister ‘excited’ … Continue reading
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