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Marriage equality campaigners have revealed the shocking extent of the anti-gay abuse they received during last year’s marriage law postal survey. In a submission to a Senate inquiry looking at the process of the postal survey, including the government’s protections against offensive material and behaviour, The Equality Campaign included numerous examples of the abusive messages …

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Sydney Liberal councillor and marriage equality campaigner Christine Forster and her partner Virginia are set to share their upcoming wedding with the whole country. The couple have been engaged for four years, and took an active role in campaigning in last year’s same-sex marriage postal survey. They announced at the time they were planning a …

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The couples who wed when same-sex marriage was briefly legal in the Australian Capital Territory four years ago should have their original wedding dates recognised under federal law, the ACT Greens say. ACT Greens leader Shane Rattenbury (pictured) wrote to federal Attorney-General Christian Porter to ask if the 31 Canberra couples who married in the …

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By Rodney Croome When I left Australian Marriage Equality (AME) in August 2016 I said it was to more vigorously oppose a plebiscite. That was true but it wasn’t the whole truth. I also left because the Equality Campaign that grew up around AME was shrinking marriage equality to a tiny political target by avoiding …

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A Russian same-sex couple who claim to have had their marriage recognised in the country through a legal loophole have been charged with “intentional damage to passports or negligence” by authorities. Eugene Wojciechowski and Paul Stotzko wed in Denmark earlier this month and returned home to Russia, where their Danish marriage certificate and passports were …

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Australians have ranked the legalisation of marriage equality as the most significant historical event to have shaped Australia, according to a recent study. The inaugural Life In Australia Historic Events Survey, conducted by the Social Research Centre, asked 2074 Australians between the ages of 18 and 93 to identify what they considered to be the …

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All same-sex couples who were recently married or plan to wed are being urged to update their wills to reflect their marital status. Peter Carne, the Public Trustee of Queensland, said a will needs to be reviewed after major life changes, including marriage, which will invalidate an existing will. “If your will hasn’t been updated …

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A Darwin couple has made history with the Northern Territory’s first same-sex wedding. Keith Edwards and Afham Janil had a low-key ceremony at the Darwin registry office on Monday, attended by a handful of friends. Keith told the NT News it was a relief to be able to marry his partner legally in Australia. “It …

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Brisbane marriage equality campaigners and supporters gathered at the Sportsman Hotel to celebrate the first same-sex marriages on January 9. Australian Marriage Equality Queensland director Peter Black, Shelley Argent from Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), Brisbane LGBTIQ advocate Phil Browne, and longtime marriage equality campaigner Bill Rudkin were among those who gathered …

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Getting married but don’t even know where to start planning your perfect wedding? Brisbane’s Broadway Chapel in Woolloongabba is owned and run by local couple James and Nick (pictured), and they’re thrilled to welcome the first same-sex couples to the heritage-listed venue. They’re offering prospective couples the chance to sign up for Same-Sex Marriage Boot …

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