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Brisbane landmarks will be lit up in rainbow on Wednesday night as the city celebrates the successful marriage equality result. Brisbane City councillor Vicki Howard announced on Facebook that the Story Bridge and City Hall would both be illuminated in rainbow lights. On Wednesday morning, a crowd of hundreds of people gathered in Brisbane, one …

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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 …

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YES! That’s the resounding response from Australians in the same-sex marriage postal survey, the results of which were announced on Wednesday morning by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 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 had …

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Local and international celebrities have congratulated Australia for today’s announcement of a “yes” vote in the same-sex marriage postal survey. On Wednesday morning, the Australian Bureau of Statistics announced the “yes” vote had prevailed in the survey with more than 61% of the vote. National treasure Magda Szubanski, who campaigned tirelessly for the “yes” vote, …

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has poured cold water on a conservative push for same-sex marriage legislation that would allow discrimination against same-sex weddings by commercial businesses. A same-sex marriage bill unveiled by Liberal Senator James Paterson has been criticised by lawyers, LGBTI advocates and Attorney General George Brandis, for allowing discrimination against same-sex weddings on …

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Australian model Jesinta Franklin has backed marriage equality and compared the reform to interracial marriage in a passionate essay. In the essay published by Vogue Australia, Jesinta Franklin pointed out that “only a generation ago” her own marriage to Indigenous AFL player Lance “Buddy” Franklin “could have been opposed or prevented” by racial discrimination. “There …

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An Australian man has opened up about his experiences after his HIV diagnosis in the latest instalment of a short film series calling on people to unite against HIV stigma. In the “Talking About Stigma” film series by Queensland Positive People, Australians living with HIV share their stories of stigma, vulnerability and resilience, to call …

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The country’s peak legal body, the Law Council of Australia, has criticised the same-sex marriage bill proposed by Liberal Senator James Paterson as an “extraordinary and perilous” weakening of Australia’s anti-discrimination laws. On Monday, Senator Paterson unveiled a bill to legalise same-sex marriages but also allow a range of service providers to discriminate against same-sex …

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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 …

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The winners of this year’s Miss Sportsman Hotel drag contest have been announced. On Saturday night, Queensland drag queen Chocolate Boxx took home the top honours at the contest, which this year had a distinctly Australian flavour with the theme “Stars of the Southern Cross”. After wowing the judges with a performance of Christine Anu’s …

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