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Two couples have tied the knot on Saturday at the first two same-sex weddings held since marriage equality became law. At MacArthur Park in Camden, south-west of Sydney, couple Lauren Price and Amy Laker were pronounced wife and wife in front of 65 friends and family on Saturday afternoon. The couple, who had been engaged …

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The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, has backed a rule change that would allow an HIV positive man to become a commercial airline pilot. The Glasgow man, who wants to remain anonymous, has been prevented from fulfilling his ‘boyhood dream’ by the Civil Aviation Authority because of his HIV status. The Civil Aviation Authority …

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Brisbane couple James and Nick can’t wait to welcome the first same-sex couples to their wedding chapel. In 2004, they finished the restoration of the 135-year-old Broadway Chapel in Woolloongabba, and held their commitment ceremony at the refurbished venue that year. And after the first same-sex marriages commence in January, the couple plan to celebrate …

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Gay couples across Queensland have begun planning their weddings, the first of which are set to begin in early January. Sunshine Coast couple Sandy Wert and Chris Symanski (both pictured) said they were considering a beachside wedding, either at nearby Mooloolaba or Coolum beaches. “We’ve decided we want it to be kind of laid-back, and …

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A Melbourne couple are racing against time to get married while one partner is battling cancer. Cas Willow and Heather Richards plan to marry next Monday after authorities waived the usual one month waiting period, Fairfax Media reported. Cas and Heather have been together for 17 years and got engaged on December 7, the day …

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Indonesia’s Constitutional Court has narrowly rejected a push by an Islamic activist group to ban gay and extramarital sex in the country. Activists and academics from the Family Love Alliance lodged the petition to the court last year, but the panel of nine judges narrowly ruled against it 5 votes to 4, The Jakarta Post …

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Adelaide’s rainbow-coloured “Pride Walk” has been updated to include another major milestone for the LGBTI community: marriage equality. The painted pathway in Light Square in the CBD was installed in 2016 and includes a timeline of significant LGBTI events in the state, including the first pride march and the decriminalisation of homosexuality. On Thursday, an …

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Lawmakers on the island of Bermuda have voted to abolish the country’s recognition of same-sex marriages and replace the unions with “domestic partnerships”. The Domestic Partnership Act 2017 was introduced this week and passed both the country’s House of Assembly and Senate. It must be signed by the governor before it becomes law. Same-sex marriage …

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A New South Wales couple will reportedly become the first same-sex couple to legally wed in Australia after the passage of marriage equality. Lauren Price, 31, and Amy Laker, 29, will tie the knot on Saturday afternoon, weeks before other couples can. Marriage equality came into effect last Saturday, and weddings were expected to begin …

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There’s no point crying over spilt milk. But that’s not the reason why dairy farmer Jason Smith was shedding some tears while milking the cows last week. He was overcome with emotion as he listened live to the marriage equality bill passing in Parliament on his headphones. “I just got this feeling of being equal …

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