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MARRIAGE EQUALITY


The man who hit Qantas CEO Alan Joyce in the face with a lemon meringue pie has been charged with assault, police say. The man, Tony Overheu, said he apologised to Mr Joyce after the stunt at a business breakfast on Tuesday and explained he was protesting against the CEO’s “corporate bullying” on the issue …

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The man who made headlines yesterday after hitting Qantas CEO Alan Joyce in the face with a pie yesterday has apologised and explained he was protesting against Joyce’s “corporate bullying” on the issue of marriage equality. In March, Joyce was one of more than 30 high profile Australian CEOs who signed a joint letter urging …

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Canada Post has unveiled a stamp paying tribute to the fact that same-sex couples have the right to get married in the country. The maple leaf-shaped stamp shows an image of a rainbow flag and the words “marriage equality” in both French and English. Canada Post is issuing 10 special stamps to honour key moments …

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The federal government has allocated $170 million to its failed marriage equality plebiscite in Tuesday night’s budget. “The Australian government remains committed to a plebiscite in relation to same-sex marriage, despite the Senate not supporting the Plebiscite (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill 2016,” the budget paper reads. “To this end, the Australian government will provide $170 million …

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Newly-married couple Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black have shared the stunning first photos of their wedding last weekend. The couple tied the knot on Saturday at the luxury Bovey Castle Hotel in Devon, England, surrounded by 120 family and friends. Tom posted a photo to Instagram of he and Dustin walking down the aisle, …

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Olympic diver Tom Daley married his partner, screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, at a ceremony on the weekend, UK media have reported. The couple tied the knot at the luxury Bovey Castle Hotel (pictured, below) in Devon, England, surrounded by family and friends, according to the BBC. After the couple exchanged their vows, members of the …

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Former Olympic swimmer Daniel Kowalski will address a Marriage Equality Forum on the Sunshine Coast this Thursday night. It’s one of six forums The Equality Campaign are holding around Queensland as part of their largest ever national campaign for marriage reform. “Marriage equality isn’t a metropolitan or city thing, it is nationwide and it affects, …

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Half of all same-sex marriages registered in New Zealand last year were couples living overseas, according to new data from Statistics New Zealand. Population statistics manager Peter Dolan said this figure was in comparison to 11 percent of overseas opposite-sex couples. “Couples from Australia accounted for 58 percent of overseas same-sex couples coming here to …

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Rainbow Flag For IDAHOT

A regional Victorian council has reportedly voted to fly a rainbow flag outside its chambers until marriage equality is achieved. Surf Coast Shire councillors voted 4-3 on Wednesday night to support of a motion to fly the flag from May 17, recognised as the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), the Geelong Advertiser …

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Western Australia’s LGBTI community has welcomed the endorsement of marriage equality from two more of the state’s local councils. On Wednesday night, both the City of Fremantle and City of Bayswater passed motions to officially support marriage equality and call on the Federal Government to enact the change with a respectful debate and free vote. …

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