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MARRIAGE EQUALITY


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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If Australia returns a majority ‘Yes’ vote tomorrow and tells Parliament it wants same-sex marriage to be legalised it will be up to our politicians to sort it out. So the ABC asked all MPs how they would vote if, as expected, Australia says ‘Yes’. The list below details all the responses the ABC received …

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Ellen and Portia

Ellen DeGeneres has thrown her support behind the same-sex marriage “yes” campaign in Australia. The comedian and talk show host posted an image to her social media accounts of her Australian-born wife Portia de Rossi lounging at home with their pet dogs. “I appreciate my wife every day,” she wrote. “I can’t imagine calling her …

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Former prime minister Tony Abbott’s sister Christine Forster has accused the ‘No’ campaign of trying to confuse voters. Speaking at the Sydney launch of the #PostYourYes campaign yesterday, Ms Forster (pictured with her partner Virginia Edwards) said they were trying to muddy the waters with issues that are not related. “This is a simple question …

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Olympic athletes Emily Seebohm and Mitch Larkin have urged all Queenslanders to vote “yes” for marriage equality as soon as they receive their survey forms. Larkin, Seebohm and Brisbane gay couple Luke Nixon and Eddie Sahovic (all pictured, below) addressed an event in Queen Street Mall in Brisbane on Sunday to launch the nationwide #PostYourYES …

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Margaret Court has returned serve to a Perth tennis club that has voted to dump her as vice-patron. Cottesloe Tennis Club members recently voted against Court’s re-election, a move which the tennis legend slammed as being “politically motivated”. “I think it’s sad. You don’t have the freedom of speech today to really defend yourself,” she …

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An ad from Australian Marriage Equality stole the show during Thursday night’s finale of Channel Ten reality show The Bachelor. The ad urged Australia’s to vote yes ‘for every Bachelor and Bachelorette’ and featured real wedding footage contributed by members of the LGBTI community set to a cover of Crowded House’s “Don’t Dream It’s Over”. …

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Edith Windsor, the woman of small stature but largely responsible for attaining marriage equality in the United States, has died aged 88 – but her legacy will forever live on. In 2013, Windsor’s Supreme Court case struck down the Defence of Marriage Act, granting same-sex married couples federal recognition for the first time. This was …

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Grave concerns have been raised over the privacy and security of people’s votes in the same-sex marriage postal survey. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has warned voters not to post pictures that reveal the unique barcode printed on each survey form because it could jeopardise the results. Images of forms, with and without barcodes, have …

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is one of 24 Coalition MPs to sign a statement urging Australians to vote “yes” in the same-sex marriage postal survey. The Guardian reported the statement is signed by Liberal and National MPs and senators including cabinet ministers Simon Birmingham, Christopher Pyne, George Brandis, Kelly O’Dwyer, Darren Chester, Greg Hunt, Josh …

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