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A political candidate in Ontario, Canada has been fired for an anti-gay rant in which she said same-sex marriage makes her want to vomit. Pink News reported the country’s Progressive Conservative Party had resisted calls to remove Tanya Granic Allen as a candidate after it emerged she’d written tweets railing against same-sex marriage, adoption by …

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The Uniting Church in Australia’s key national governance body has recommended the church change its policy to allow same-sex marriages. SBS has reported that the 18-member Assembly Standing Committee have endorsed an internal report recommending the church’s marriage policy statement be changed from being the union of “a man and a woman”, to between “two …

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The Voice Australia contestant Nathan Brake popped the question to his boyfriend on Sunday night’s episode of the Channel Nine singing competition. Brake paused his blind audition to pop the question to longtime partner Mitchell Baines. He told the show’s four judges he had “another decision to make that was separate to choosing a coach,” …

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Canberra business owner Madlin Sims, who sacked a contractor for supporting the “no” campaign in last year’s marriage postal survey, has been cleared of wrongdoing by the Fair Work Ombudsman. Sims, who runs a party entertainment business, announced the move in a Facebook post after the contractor, an 18-year-old Christian nanny, changed her profile picture …

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Prominent gay rights lawyer David S. Buckel died in New York on Saturday after setting himself on fire in a protest against environmental destruction. The charred remains of Buckel, 60, were found in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Buckel had spent the bulk of his career fighting for gay rights, including serving as the marriage project director …

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Singer Kesha has officiated a lesbian couple’s real-life wedding in Las Vegas in her new music video. The artist released a video for her cover of Janis Joplin’s “I Need a Man to Love” – retitled “I Need A Woman To Love” – which she recorded for a new EP of “reimagined” love songs created …

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Music legend Bob Dylan has recorded a same-sex love song for a new compilation of “reimagined” versions of songs designed for same-sex couples’ weddings. On the new EP Universal Love, Dylan sings a new version of the 1929 song “She’s Funny That Way” with the pronouns switched to “He’s Funny That Way”. “If you look …

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Adele conducted comedian Alan Carr’s wedding to his partner in January, he has revealed. The Chatty Man host told UK television program This Morning (via Digital Spy) that the singer officiated his wedding to Paul Drayton in the garden of her home in Los Angeles. “She’s known me and Paul for ages, and she said, …

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“Won’t someone think of the children?” cried the far right during the recent plebiscite, where the nation was invited to vote on the validity of our families. One of the biggest cannons aimed against marriage equality was the idea that our relationships — and conception! — couldn’t be discussed with children. I can’t speak for …

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Generally, registered marriage celebrants and registered civil celebrants are one and the same. However, most celebrants refer to themselves as a ‘marriage’ celebrant as opposed to a ‘civil’ celebrant. This is where people can become confused. Civil marriage ceremonies are the only civil ceremonies in Australia that require celebrants to be registered by the Commonwealth …

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