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SBS is filming a new series of documentary TV series Marry Me, Marry My Family and they’re encouraging same-sex couples to apply. The show’s first season, screened earlier this year, profiled couples whose marriages meant uniting several often-clashing cultures. The show explores what happens when people from two different cultures exchange vows, and how the …

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By Luke Beck, Monash University Social Services Minister Dan Tehan called in a recent speech for a federal Religious Discrimination Act. While Liberal Senator James Paterson has backed the call, backbench Liberal MP Tim Wilson warns such a law may be a smokescreen to allow discrimination against LGBTI people. Tehan’s speech attempts to set the …

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A Brisbane same-sex couple planning to wed in New Zealand have had their request for a wedding cake refused by a baker who told them same-sex ceremonies are against her beliefs. Moe Barr and Sasha Patrick got engaged last year and had planned a wedding for the small northern New Zealand town of Waipu next …

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Brisbane’s King Street in Bowen Hills will transform into a giant garden street party on September 8 when Brisbane Festival hosts the weddings of eight same-sex couples. Radiating rainbows in the electorate that polled the highest ‘yes’ vote in Queensland in last year’s marriage equality survey, the Qweens on King wedding event will see the …

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By Paula Gerber, Monash University It has been six months since Australia declared that marriage is no longer an exclusively heterosexual institution. In that time, approximately 2,500 same-sex couples have been married, with NSW having the most weddings, closely followed by Victoria and Queensland. Many more couples, who married overseas before marriage equality was achieved …

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Bermuda’s top court has overturned legislation which repealed marriage equality in the country. The country became the first in the world to repeal marriage equality for same-sex couples in February, after their Supreme Court ruled in 2017 the reform must be allowed. Lawmakers countered by passing a law in December that mandated that same-sex couples …

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Transgender people in New South Wales will be able to stay married to their partners when they affirm their gender on their birth certificate under legislation passed by the NSW government on Wednesday. In a number of states and territories, trans people must be unmarried before their birth certificate can be amended, essentially requiring trans …

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Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) Australians suffer poorer wellbeing in the parts of the country that most strongly voted against marriage equality last year, a new study has found. A University of Queensland study examined the health and wellbeing data of 15,000 people together with the results of last year’s marriage equality postal survey in …

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Thousands of people took to the streets of Northern Ireland on Saturday to demand the legalisation of same-sex marriage. A march organised by advocacy group Love Equality took place in central Belfast, with the crowd chanting “Change is on the way” and “You can’t stop change”. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK …

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Becky McCabe had her plans for her proposal to her girlfriend all figured out. She and Jessa Gillaspie visited Memphis Zoo in Memphis, Tennessee with a group of friends. McCabe asked for a friend to pretend to take a photo of the couple but capture the momentous occasion on video instead. As they posed together, …

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