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same-sex marriage


Brisbane Festival Qweens on King

More than 1300 same-sex couples have wed in Queensland since same-sex marriage ceremonies could legally be held just over one year ago on January 9, 2018. According to data released by the state government to the 12 month milestone, a total of 1330 same-sex marriages have been registered across Queensland one year on. “Marriage celebrants …

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A group of same-sex couples are planning to sue the Japanese government for rejecting their marriage applications, in a first for the country. Lesbian couple Ai Nakajima and Kristina Baumann (pictured) are one of ten same-sex couples who are expected to file a joint lawsuit next month against the central government to challenge its current …

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Community activist, former QNews Magazine Print Editor and Brisbane Pride Vice-President Michael James celebrated the New Year by marrying long-time partner Anthony Gillespie. An extremely happy congregation of friends and family filled Fortitude Valley’s beautiful High Church on Brunswick Street for the ceremony, presided over in part by Gordon, the son of the two new …

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Nationals MP Andrew Broad

Nationals MP Andrew Broad has resigned from the government frontbench after a magazine alleged he met a woman through a dating website for “sugar daddy” arrangements and met with her while on an official government trip overseas. The allegations were published in New Idea magazine, who quoted a woman who claimed to have exchanged text …

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Marriage equality campaigner Peter Black

A year on from the historic “yes” vote, campaign group Australian Marriage Equality has received one of the country’s top human rights awards. The Human Rights Awards honour the contributions of advocates in government, law, the media, business, and organisations. The Australian Marriage Equality group received the Community Organisation Award at a ceremony in Sydney …

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Anxious same-sex couples in Brazil are rushing to get married before the inauguration of right-wing president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, who has described himself as a “proud homophobe”. Bolsonaro has a long history of homophobic and misogynistic comments, including equating homosexuality to pedophilia and proclaiming he would rather his son die than be gay. As a result, …

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Denise Maxwell and her wife Lyn are proud to announce their marriage on 14 July 2018, two days after their 22 year anniversary together. We wish them a further 22 years of marital bliss from all of our team at Denise Maxwell Solicitor in Yeronga. This auspicious event for the happy couple’s nuptials does however highlight …

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gender equality Taiwan

Taiwanese lawmakers will enact a separate law for same-sex unions after voters disappointingly rejected marriage equality in referendums last month. The country’s top court ruled in May 2017 that restricting marriage to a man and a woman was unconstitutional, and that marriage equality must be legalized within two years, either through changes the Civil Code …

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David Pocock got married

Rugby player and LGBTIQ ally David Pocock has officially married his long-time partner Emma on the weekend. The Wallabies star and his partner Emma held a commitment ceremony in 2010, but vowed they wouldn’t officially marry until their gay friends were also able to. On Monday, Pocock posted three photos to social media from the …

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The president of gay hookup app Grindr has clarified that he supports marriage equality after he reportedly wrote on Facebook that he agrees “marriage is a holy matrimony between a man and a woman”. Scott Chen, who became the president of Grindr after the company was bought by a Chinese corporation, wrote and later deleted …

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