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Country music legend Dolly Parton has given her thoughts on Australia’s same-sex marriage debate, declaring gay couples should have the right to wed. “Why can’t they be as miserable as us heterosexuals in their marriages?” she joked during an interview with the ABC. But she added that same-sex couples should not be treated differently to …

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Several Australian celebrities overseas have filmed a video with high-profile US LGBTI advocacy group GLAAD urging Australians to vote ‘yes’ in the postal survey on marriage equality. The stars, which include Hugh Sheridan, Danielle Cormack, Luke Hemsworth, Daniel MacPherson and Courtney Act, all back the “yes” vote in the video. “I’m encouraging you to pick …

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The word “no” appeared in the sky above Melbourne on Tuesday. A skywriter wrote the word a number of times above the Melbourne CBD about 12:30pm. A group opposing same-sex marriage claimed responsibility for the stunt and are reportedly the same activists who crowdfunded to pay for the words “Vote No” to be written in …

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An Anglican rector has blasted the decision of his church’s Sydney diocese to donate $1m to the postal survey “no” campaign in a passionate open letter. Archbishop Glenn Davies (pictured) announced the donation on Monday, telling the church that “removing gender from the marriage construct” would have “irreparable consequences” for society. “I believe that a …

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The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has announced that an estimated 10 million Australians have returned their same-sex marriage postal survey forms. The ABS announced that of the 16 million survey forms sent out to eligible voters, by last Friday an estimated 10.0 million (62.5 per cent) survey forms – an increase of 800,000 forms …

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The Sydney Anglican diocese has made a $1 million donation to the “no” campaign in the same-sex marriage postal survey. On Monday, Archbishop Glenn Davies (pictured) announced the donation, made a month ago, in an address to the 51st synod of the diocese of Sydney. He told the church that “removing gender from the marriage …

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Harry Potter actress Miriam Margolyes is one of several people appearing in a new advertisement motivating the hundreds of thousands of Aussie expats who are eligible for the same-sex marriage postal survey. The ad urges the estimated 200,000 Australians living and working in the United Kingdom to take part in the vote. Australian actor Doug …

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A marriage equality campaigner is considering legal action against leading “no” campaign vehicle Coalition For Marriage, alleging the group defamed her on their website. Canberra woman Jill Moran claims the use of her photo to illustrate a press release titled “Tonight a test for the extremists of the ‘yes’ campaign” falsely portrays her as a …

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A Sydney couple whose rainbow-coloured “yes” letterbox has been vandalised twice have sent a message to the vandals. Harley Stumm and Fiona Wining installed the letterbox outside their inner city home last month to show their support for same-sex marriage. But within a week, it had been defaced with black spray paint. Sydney artist Mickey …

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Youth mental health organisation headspace has released a video reminding young LGBTIQ people they need to look after themselves amid the negative elements of the marriage equality debate. Developed by a team of young people at headspace, the video offers four simple messages: 1. Look after yourself 2. Look after others 3. Connect with the …

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