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A Brisbane couple are the lucky winners of a wedding package worth a huge $20,000, thanks to Brisbane jewellery business Xennox Diamonds. Sinead and Natalie (pictured) have been together for 15 years and are mums to 7-year-old twins. Last week they beat more than 200 couples to win the competition, which asked them to explain …

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Marriage equality advocates have called for LGBTI representation on the review of religious freedom in Australia announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. On Wednesday, Turnbull likely cleared the way for same-sex marriage legislation to be passed by Christmas with the separate review into “whether Australian law adequately protects the human right to religious freedom”. The …

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US talk show host Stephen Colbert has weighed in on North Queensland MP Bob Katter’s strange response to the same-sex marriage postal survey result. In a segment on The Late Show, Colbert congratulated Australia for the 61 per cent majority result. Colbert then played the viral clip of Katter, who offered up his take on …

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A bizarre interview with North Queensland MP Bob Katter on the subject of the marriage equality vote is going viral online. Last Wednesday it was announced that 61 per cent of voters were in favour of same-sex marriage, and 38 per cent were against. But in Bob Katter’s electorate of Kennedy, 53.3 per cent of …

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A man caught on camera painting over Sydney’s George Michael mural has reportedly been slapped with a graffiti charge. The artwork, depicted the singer and gay icon as “Saint George Michael,” was painted by artist Scott Marsh on a building in Sydney’s inner-west in the weeks after Michael’s death on Christmas Day last year. Video …

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Australian tennis legend Margaret Court is not happy with the resounding “Yes” vote that emerged from the same-sex marriage postal survey. Court, now a Perth-based pastor, caused controversy earlier this year when she said she would boycott Qantas because of CEO Alan Joyce’s support of same-sex marriage. And after the “yes” vote was announced on …

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Australian small businesses are set to share in a multi-million dollar same-sex wedding boom, an economist says. ANZ senior economist Cherelle Murphy said the economic benefits of marriage equality related to weddings alone could be $650 million in the first 12 months. According to the 2016 Census, there were nearly 47,000 same-sex couples living together …

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An Sydney octogenerian couple have spoken of their plans to finally marry after Wednesday’s “yes” result. John Challis and Arthur Cheeseman, aged 89 and 85, have been together for five decades and said they’re planning a low-key ceremony for the new year. “Without any fuss, just very quietly,” he told ABC Radio. “We’ll probably go …

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Senators Dean Smith and Penny Wong have delivered emotional speeches as debate gets underway on his same-sex marriage bill. Smith’s widely-supported private member’s bill was introduced to the Senate on Wednesday with the help of a cross-party group of Senators, just hours after it was announced 61.6 per cent of Australians had voted ‘yes’ in …

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Beloved comedian and one of the most high-profile “yes” campaigners, Magda Szubanski, has spoken of her joy at the “overwhelming” result in favour of marriage equality on Wednesday. “We know I’m the crybaby of the campaign,” she joked to Channel Ten’s The Project on Wednesday evening. “It’s been joyous, and really just a moment of …

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