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South Florida residents Francisco Vargas and Benjamin Gray have become the first same-sex couple to be legally married at sea on a major cruise line. They tied the knot aboard Celebrity Cruises’ 2850-passenger liner Celebrity Equinox in a ceremony officiated by the vessel’s captain, Dimitrios Manetas. “There are only so many firsts in life, and …

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A couple’s dream to marry in 25 countries around the world has sadly come to a premature end. Dutch artist Julian Broom passed away yesterday. A simple post on her wife Fleur Pierets’ Facebook page read: “Julian P. Boom 18.11.1977 – 22.01.2018”. It was accompanied by a moving YouTube video montage of photos and film …

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Tourism operators in Tasmania are pushing for the Apple Isle to become a premier destination for same-sex couples to tie the knot and enjoy their honeymoon. Tasmanians United for Marriage Equality has teamed with the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania to launch a social media campaign extolling the virtues of the state. It comes as this …

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If everything goes to script, David will pop the question to Aaron in an upcoming episode of the long-running soap Neighbours. David, feeling bad for turning down Aaron’s offer to move in, decides to prove his love by proposing to Aaron while dressed as Cupid, complete with feathery wings and a bow and arrow. However, …

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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 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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It took some 56 hours of debate in parliament, but a lot longer for marriage equality advocates such as Parents and Friends Of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) national spokeswoman Shelley Argent. When parliament finally voted to legalise same-sex marriage tonight, it was the end of a long road. Ms Argent (pictured), a long-time advocate for …

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It’s time! Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told parliament yesterday the legalisation of same-sex marriage was a “momentous social reform” as debate began in the lower house on a private bill passed by the Senate last week. “It’s time for us to get on with it,” Mr Turnbull said. “The Australian people have said yes to …

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“There is nothing wrong with you.” That’s the moving message Attorney-General George Brandis sent to young gay Australians today in a heartfelt speech supporting same-sex marriage in the Senate. Brandis said the passage of the bill will “demolish the last significant bastion of legal discrimination against people on the grounds of their sexuality”. “At last, …

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The federal government’s Leader of the House Christopher Pyne has vowed that MPs won’t be leaving Canberra until same-sex marriage is legalised. The Turnbull government has cancelled a sitting week for the House of Representatives to allow the Senate to finish debating the same-sex marriage bill before it goes to the Lower House. The Lower …

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