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A major survey has suggested that almost one in six Australians think those engaging in same-sex activity should be “charged as criminals”. The study, conducted by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), asked over 100,000 participants from 77 countries and territories for their response to the statement: “People who engage in …

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The WA Government has apologised to hundreds of Western Australian men convicted under historical laws banning homosexual acts, with the state’s premier describing it as “active discrimination that ruined lives.” The state decriminalised consensual homosexual activity in March 1990 but those prosecuted under previous laws still have the convictions on their criminal records today, affecting …

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A push from the Australian Christian Lobby to exclude LGBTI programs and projects from the Sydney’s Inner West Council’s annual grants program has been rejected by a majority of councillors. Councillors voted to approve more than $67,000 in funding for 13 LGBTI programs for the upcoming year, including funding for Sydney’s first ever “Queer Formal” …

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West Australian Liberal Senator Dean Smith


Liberal senator Dean Smith has said undermining Australia’s anti-discrimination laws following the same-sex marriage postal survey would allow similar moves against other minority groups. With the announcement of the postal survey result a fortnight away, “no” campaigners have begun pushing for all “conscientious objectors” to be allowed to refuse services to same-sex couples in the …

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From today, millions of people all over the world will be growing and grooming dapper moustaches for a very good cause. Movember raises awareness and vital funds for male cancers, mental health and suicide prevention and encourages men to speak up and talk openly with each other about their health. Movember Foundation CEO Owen Sharp …

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104-year-old grandfather Alex has a very simple reason for voting ‘Yes’ to gay marriage – he wants his grandson, Paul, to be happy. As voting draws to a close, Australian Marriage Equality has released a heart-warming video in which Alex explains why the law should be changed. Alex was married to his wife, Betty, for …

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The Australian Bureau of Statistics has announced that almost 12.3 million Australians had returned their marriage survey forms by last Friday. That’s 77% of eligible voters, and an increase of 400,000 from the ABS’ previous weekly estimate. Last Friday was the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ suggested deadline for the posting of votes to ensure they’re …

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US comedian John Oliver has taken aim at Australia’s “toxic” and “ultimately pointless” same-sex marriage postal survey in a viral segment of his talk show. Oliver, who hosts Last Week Tonight on HBO, pointed out Australia’s two-thirds support for same-sex marriage and said the parliament could simply follow the polls and legislate for the reform. …

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A federal judge in Washington has blocked US President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the US military. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly has filed an injunction blocking the order, ruling that a lawsuit brought by five active soldiers with more than 60 combined years of service was likely to win. The service …

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Conservative MPs are reportedly proposing a long list of amendments they want made to the most prominent same-sex marriage bill if a “yes” vote is returned in the postal survey next month. They plan to suggest a staggering 60 to 100 amendments to the bill put forward by Western Australian Liberal senator Dean Smith, The …

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