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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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A same-sex couple from Melbourne will be one of the very first in the country to legally marry following the passage of marriage equality. Weddings were expected to begin from January 9 after same-sex couples had given their required one month’s notice. But Melbourne woman Stephanie Dyball will legally marry her partner Megan Stapleton next …

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Australia’s first ever “Pride House” will make its debut during the next year’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. The Pride Houses are safe, inclusive venue for LGBTI people and friends to gather during major sporting events. The Gold Coast Pride House is organised by former AFL player and LGBTI advocate Matt Hall and Pride …

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The gay couple who got engaged live on TV the day the postal survey result was announced have revealed they plan to wed on a float at next year’s Mardi Gras parade. James Brechney proposed to his partner of two and a half years, Stuart Henshall, at a Sydney rally that gathered to hear the …

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Marriage equality advocates have applauded changes to federal immigration laws allowing equal treatment for same-sex couples applying for partner visas. The Immigration Department announced on Saturday it had broadened the category of applicants for partner visas to include same-sex couples after marriage equality took effect that day. Under the changes, a person in a same-sex …

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A Maori man has popped the big question to his Aboriginal partner on live TV. Richard Haeata and Robert Stewart were being interviewed on Kawekōrero Reporters about the Australian government’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage. “I can’t go down on one knee,” Haeata told Stewart. “But I would love you to marry me, if you …

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West Australian Liberal Senator Dean Smith

Liberal senator Dean Smith has said he’s “chuffed” to be receiving invitations to same-sex weddings in 2018. Smith’s same-sex marriage bill, co-signed by eight other senators, passed its final vote last Thursday amid emotional scenes in the House of Representatives. The senator, who is gay, told PerthNow that he’d been “inundated” with personal stories from …

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