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marriage equality


lord ivar mountbatten gay royal wedding

The Queen’s cousin, Lord Ivar Mountbatten, has become the first member of the extended royal family to have a same-sex wedding. Mountbatten (pictured, right) wed his partner James Coyle at an intimate ceremony in front of 60 people on Lord Mountbatten’s estate in Devon on Saturday, the Daily Mail reported. Lord Mountbatten, who is the …

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Brisbane Pride Festival 2018 march

Thousands of LGBTIQ community members and supporters flooded Fortitude Valley with rainbows on Saturday for the first Brisbane Pride Festival march since marriage equality was legalised last December. Brisbane Pride President Deeje Hancock said he was proud of Australia for the “yes” result and said he had been waiting a decade to pay tribute to …

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Uniting Network conversion therapy

By Robyn J. Whitaker, University of Divinity From Friday, September 21, the Uniting Church (UCA) will be the first of the three major Australian Christian denominations to endorse same-sex marriage, and thus the first to offer gay and lesbian Christians the option of a church ceremony. This move comes nine months after same-sex marriage was …

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Councillor Christine Forster, sister to former prime minister Tony Abbott, has confirmed she intends to nominate for Liberal pre-selection in Malcolm Turnbull’s Sydney electorate of Wentworth. Turnbull announced he will exit the parliament this Friday after he was deposed as Prime Minister in the Liberal party leadership spill last week, with voters in Wentworth reportedly set …

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Neighbours david and aaron wedding

Long-running soap Neighbours has given fans a glimpse of gay couple David and Aaron’s upcoming same-sex wedding in a new video released online. The couple got engaged in scenes that screened in May and the new video shows the characters celebrating before David and Aaron (played by Matt Wilson and Takaya Honda) walk down the …

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Supporters hold up a banner during a pride march in San Jose in Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s Supreme Court has ruled that the country’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional and discriminatory. The court ruling gives the Central American country’s lawmakers 18 months to change the current law. President Carlos Alvarado, who supports same-sex marriage, welcomed the ruling and said he wanted to ensure no Costa Rican person faced discrimination …

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Brisbane couple Cait and Emma will wed at a same-sex wedding expo in Brisbane

The publishers of Australian wedding magazine Same Same Weddings are holding the next Same Same Weddings Expo this month. The team from Paddington Publications held Brisbane’s first same-sex wedding expo in April and it was such a success they have planned their next expo for Sunday, 26 August from 10am to 3pm at 107 Milton …

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Forced Divorce transgender birth certificate laws

A new campaign calling for transgender law reform across the country has been launched by the Human Rights Law Centre and Australian Marriage Equality. With the #MyIDMyIdentity campaign, the groups are calling on several state and territory governments to remove “unnecessary barriers” that prevent trans and gender diverse people from obtaining accurate identity documents. HRLC …

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gay couple cairns

An octogenarian gay couple from Sydney have opened up about married life and companionship after recently tying the knot. Graeme and Brian, both 84, recently married after a chance meeting last year at the Mature Age Gay group in Sydney. “I’ve been a member of the group for 25 years, since it first started,” Brian …

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Canberra couple Tom Snow and Brooke Horne have been awarded for this contribution to the Equality Campaign

Canberra gay couple Tom Snow and Brooke Horne have been awarded for their philanthropic support during last year’s marriage equality campaign. On Thursday night, the couple won the the Award for Best Large Grant at the 2018 Australian Philanthropy Awards for their contribution of seed funding to what would become the Equality Campaign, the peak …

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