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WATCH: Gogglebox’s Tom and Wayne Talk Marriage Equality Melbourne couple Tom and Wayne from reality TV show Gogglebox have spoken about why they want to get married in a new video by the Equality Campaign. “Equality is important to us because I think it’s about time. We’ve been together for seventeen years,” Tom says in …

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An ad from Australian Marriage Equality stole the show during Thursday night’s finale of Channel Ten reality show The Bachelor. The ad urged Australia’s to vote yes ‘for every Bachelor and Bachelorette’ and featured real wedding footage contributed by members of the LGBTI community set to a cover of Crowded House’s “Don’t Dream It’s Over”. …

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Edith Windsor, the woman of small stature but largely responsible for attaining marriage equality in the United States, has died aged 88 – but her legacy will forever live on. In 2013, Windsor’s Supreme Court case struck down the Defence of Marriage Act, granting same-sex married couples federal recognition for the first time. This was …

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RUOK? That simple question will be on the lips of thousands of Australians today. Each year on the second Thursday in September people are urged to connect with family, friends and colleagues to help anyone who may be struggling with life’s problems or mental health issues. According to ABS data, 3027 people died by suicide …

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Grave concerns have been raised over the privacy and security of people’s votes in the same-sex marriage postal survey. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has warned voters not to post pictures that reveal the unique barcode printed on each survey form because it could jeopardise the results. Images of forms, with and without barcodes, have …

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Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has alleged his godson Sean was punched after objecting to a man using gay slurs and tearing down rainbow flags put up in Brisbane to support marriage equality. Rudd posted a photo of Brisbane musician Sean Foster bleeding from a cut to his forehead to his Instagram, writing: “So many …

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is one of 24 Coalition MPs to sign a statement urging Australians to vote “yes” in the same-sex marriage postal survey. The Guardian reported the statement is signed by Liberal and National MPs and senators including cabinet ministers Simon Birmingham, Christopher Pyne, George Brandis, Kelly O’Dwyer, Darren Chester, Greg Hunt, Josh …

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Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has donated $1 million to the ‘Yes’ campaign cause for marriage equality in Australia. That amounts to 4% of his latest annual income, reportedly $25 million last year alone, including salary and bonuses. To put that in perspective, the average adult wage is $61,420.40, 4% of which would equate to a …

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Audiences will see a familiar face in Brisbane theatre group Nash Theatre’s upcoming production of La Cage Aux Folles. Ross Waghorn, who performs as drag queen Wanda D’Parke (pictured, right) will star in the iconic musical, which follows nightclub owner Georges and drag queen Albin. “It’s set in St Tropez in the South of France. …

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With the same-sex marriage debate in full swing, on Monday night Q&A raised the question of whether marriage has any place in society at all. With rising divorce rates, should we discontinue our focus on marriage and instead focus on relationships and commitment? Philosopher AC Grayling said the legal institution of marriage is very sexist …

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