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Canberra has paid tribute to the city’s strong “yes” vote in the same-sex marriage postal survey with the installation of a rainbow roundabout. The permanent artwork is on a roundabout in the inner north Canberra suburb of Braddon. ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr, the first openly gay state or territory leader, said last weekend’s Spring …

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South Coast Baptist College has defended its decision to dismiss a relief teacher because he revealed he was in a same-sex relationship. OutinPerth revealed that Craig Campbell had lost his position at the school in Rockingham, Western Australia. Campbell had to deal with suspicion about his sexuality after colleagues and students questioned a photo on …

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The families of Gogglebox Australia share their thoughts on last week’s marriage equality result in tonight’s episode of the Channel Ten reality show. Gay couple Wayne and Tom are brought to tears watching The Project’s coverage of the announcement that 61% of Australians had voted in favour of the reform. “I’m proud to be Australian …

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The peak body representing civil marriage celebrants has said a majority of its members don’t want new rights to discriminate, as politicians debate amending legislation to allow civil celebrants to refuse same-sex weddings. The Coalition of Celebrant Associations said that celebrants should abide by anti-discrimination laws and that the group “does not approve of” exemptions. …

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Some scientists have called for a total ban on glitter, calling it an environmental hazard. Most glitter is made from a type of plastic called PET, and the tiny fragments pose a threat to ocean life because the pieces look appetising and can subsequently end up inside humans after consuming seafood. “I was quite concerned …

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Gemma Mann and her partner Debbie Gilson have been waiting five years for the day they could legally wed. The couple (pictured) live in Rockhampton and celebrated their wedding there in 2012. “It was the vote that we didn’t have to have. The politicians should’ve just done their job,” Gemma said. “But we’ve had it …

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A Brisbane couple are the lucky winners of a wedding package worth a huge $20,000, thanks to Brisbane jewellery business Xennox Diamonds. Sinead and Natalie (pictured) have been together for 15 years and are mums to 7-year-old twins. Last week they beat more than 200 couples to win the competition, which asked them to explain …

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Marriage equality advocates have called for LGBTI representation on the review of religious freedom in Australia announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. On Wednesday, Turnbull likely cleared the way for same-sex marriage legislation to be passed by Christmas with the separate review into “whether Australian law adequately protects the human right to religious freedom”. The …

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US talk show host Stephen Colbert has weighed in on North Queensland MP Bob Katter’s strange response to the same-sex marriage postal survey result. In a segment on The Late Show, Colbert congratulated Australia for the 61 per cent majority result. Colbert then played the viral clip of Katter, who offered up his take on …

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The federal government’s Leader of the House Christopher Pyne has vowed that MPs won’t be leaving Canberra until same-sex marriage is legalised. The Turnbull government has cancelled a sitting week for the House of Representatives to allow the Senate to finish debating the same-sex marriage bill before it goes to the Lower House. The Lower …

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