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Liberal MP Warren Entsch this morning introduced his cross-party Bill to legalise same-sex marriage. In his address to parliament, Mr Entsch warned of a “divided nation” unless gay marriage is legalised. “The main purpose of this bill is not a complex one. It is to give same-sex couples in Australia the same right to marry …

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Batley Bulldogs captain Keegan Hirst says he finally “feels free” after becoming the first openly gay professional rugby league player in Britain. Hirst, 27, told the Sunday Mail of his secret torment of dealing with his sexuality while carving out a career in one of the world’s most macho sports. “At first I couldn’t even …

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Rainbow colours were in abundance as Central Queensland residents turned out in force for today’s Marriage Equality rally in Rockhampton. In opening proceedings, Committee of Equal Love member Rebecca Leeks told the crowd the rally was dedicated to all the people who have fought so hard to be who they are. “To whoever have been …

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Star of the Australian film Holding The Man, Ryan Corr, has challenged Prime Minister Tony Abbott to watch, listen and learn. Best known for his roles in Packed to the Rafters and The Water Diviner, Corr (pictured) described the Coalition’s move against a conscience vote on marriage equality as “a disgrace”. “Seventy per cent of …

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Star of the Australian film Holding The Man, Ryan Corr, has challenged Prime Minister Tony Abbott to watch, listen and learn. Best known for his roles in Packed to the Rafters and The Water Diviner, Corr (pictured) described the Coalition’s move against a conscience vote on marriage equality as “a disgrace”. “Seventy per cent of …

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Times, they are a’changing. Growing up in Rockhampton, Rebecca Leeks was too scared to come out as a lesbian. A decade on, the now 32-year-old is an organiser of the Marriage Equality rally which starts outside Saigon Saigon on the riverbank in Quay Street at 1pm tomorrow (Sunday, August 16). Rebecca, a member of the …

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Times, they are a’changing. Growing up in Rockhampton, Rebecca Leeks was too scared to come out as a lesbian. A decade on, the now 32-year-old is an organiser of the Marriage Equality rally which starts outside Saigon Saigon on the riverbank in Quay Street at 1pm tomorrow (Sunday, August 16). Rebecca, a member of the …

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Queensland MPs Warren Entsch, Teresa Gambaro and Wyatt Roy have declared that they will exercise their right to cross the floor in support of marriage equality should a cross party same-sex marriage bill be put to a vote in parliament. Western Australian Senator Dean Smith has also vowed to cross the floor should a marriage …

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When New Jersey-based news site NJ.com posted a story about the region’s miserable weather it created a storm – quite literally – on social media. The post included a map, provided by AccuWeather, which showed a giant, phallic-shaped green band of rain blanketing the eastern seaboard. BuzzFeed tweeted an image of the storm, saying: “Looks …

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The Abbott Coalition Government has voted against allowing a conscience vote on same-sex marriage ahead of the introduction of  a multi-party marriage equality bill entering parliament this week. The vote was taken at a special Coalition party room meeting held after the issue was raised without a decision at the Liberal and Nationals’ regular joint …

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