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Twelve days after making history in Western Australia’s first same-sex wedding, Perth woman Lyn Hawkins has tragically lost her battle with ovarian cancer. Lyn met longtime partner Anne Sedgwick in 1979 and a year later the couple shared a commitment ceremony. Last month, Lyn and Anne applied for an exemption to waive the required one …

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The former governor of a New South Wales prison has raised concerns about same-sex attracted inmates wanting to marry cellmates while in custody after the legalisation of same-sex marriage. In an opinion piece for the Daily Telegraph, former Grafton Correctional Centre boss John Heffernan said the decision to allow same-sex couples to marry created a …

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Two soccer teammates have shared photos of their beachside marriage proposal just days after Christmas. Queenslander Tameka Butt has played for the Brisbane Roar since 2008 and last July scored a historic winning goal for the Matildas in their clash against the US national team in the first Tournament of Nations. And the 26-year-old midfielder …

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LGBTIQ advocacy group just.equal have called for a national bill of rights to protect the LGBTIQ community from discrimination.

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The Queensland government has said it will take steps early next year to address the state’s “forced transgender divorce” laws preventing trans Queenslanders from updating their birth certificates while married. Under Queensland law, couples who enter an opposite-sex marriage before one partner transitions are forced to divorce before the transgender partner can update the sex …

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Gold Coast couple Lisa and Tani got married in 2011, but only now can they make their marriage official.

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Are you wondering exactly what you need to do before you and your loved one finally get to your “I do’s”? You’re not alone.

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LGBTI couples will be warmly welcomed at Your Local Wedding Guide’s first Queensland wedding expos of 2018. “We invite all LGBTI couples and their families and friends to celebrate your love and visit our expos to help plan your wedding in a supportive and inclusive atmosphere,” organiser Jeff Vink said. The expos will be held …

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A Melbourne woman with terminal cancer has tied the knot with her same-sex partner at an emotional ceremony.

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By Emma Drynan Everyone at Freedom Migration is super excited that common sense has prevailed and the marriage equality vote has returned a positive outcome. And the new legislation does give couples a few extra options when it comes to partner visas. From December 9, you can apply for a visa as your partner’s ‘spouse’ …

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