A gay couple whose onstage marriage proposal at Adele’s Melbourne concert went viral earlier this year have urged Australia to vote “yes” in the same-sex marriage postal survey. In a new video from Australian Marriage Equality, Chris and Wade explain they met 10 years ago and own a cafe in an inner Melbourne suburb. Chris …

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Tasmanian Labor Senator Helen Polley says she is under internal party pressure to publicly declare her support for same-sex marriage, even though she is voting against it. Senator Polley (pictured) told The Australian newspaper she had been warned by Labor colleagues her views could lead to her being “responsible for losing the next federal election”. …

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A new poll by the “yes” campaign has found that 77% of enrolled Australians have already returned their postal survey forms. The poll, conducted by The Equality Campaign and Newgate Research, found that 69% of Australians aged 18 to 24 have returned their vote, with another 17% saying they’ve filled out their form and intend …

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Marriage equality campaigners have criticised a “divisive” new advertisement trying to cast marriage equality supporters as intolerant by citing abusive social media comments. The new ad displays screenshots of abuse on social media from people it alleges are marriage equality supporters who have called opponents “homophobic maggots”, “bigots” and expressed hope that “someone kicks your …

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Bodo Mende and Karl Kreile have become the first same-sex couple to get married in Germany. In June, German lawmakers voted to legalise same-sex marriage, and the couple’s wedding at Schoeneberg district town hall in Berlin on Sunday was the first since the new law came into effect. Kreile and Mende first met in 1979 …

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A group of Egyptian men have undergone forced anal examinations after they were arrested for waving a rainbow flag at a concert in Cairo, human rights group Amnesty International says. The flags were flown during a recent concert by Mashrou’ Leila, a Lebanese alternative rock band with an openly gay lead singer. According to reports, …

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Macklemore finished his anticipated NRL Grand Final performance of pro-equality song “Same Love” with a simple sentence: “Equality for all.” Crowd members could be seen forming their fingers into hearts as the US rapper sang the 2012 song, accompanied by openly gay musician Mary Lambert, during his set for the Grand Final’s half-time show at …

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Sir Elton John has worn a North Queensland Cowboys scarf at his Cairns concert, ahead of the NRL Grand Final tonight. The British music legend put it around his neck and then on top of his piano before his encore performance of 1973 ballad “Candle In The Wind” at the Cazaly’s Stadium gig on Saturday …

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US rapper Macklemore has pledged to donate his Australian revenue from his song “Same Love” to the “Yes” campaign for marriage equality. Macklemore will perform the 2012 track at today’s NRL Grand Final and calls from conservative politicians for it to be banned from the event sent the track to No. 1 spot on Australian …

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Indonesia is set to pass a law that would ban the portrayal of LGBTI characters in television shows. The Jakarta Post reported widespread support in the country’s House of Representatives for the new broadcasting bill, which includes a ban on any lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender “behaviour” on TV. All shows, including advertisements and documentaries, …

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