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same-sex marriage


Sara Cunningham has gone viral for a Facebook post about same-sex weddings

A woman from Oklahoma has gone viral on Facebook after offering to be a substitute mum to any couples whose own parents won’t attend their same-sex weddings. Sara Cunningham, who is an ordained minister and works for an architecture firm, wrote on Facebook last week, “If you need a mom to attend your same-sex wedding …

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Brisbane festival

Brisbane’s King Street in Bowen Hills will transform into a giant garden street party on September 8 when Brisbane Festival hosts the weddings of eight same-sex couples. Radiating rainbows in the electorate that polled the highest ‘yes’ vote in Queensland in last year’s marriage equality survey, the Qweens on King wedding event will see the …

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A stock photo of stormy, dark clouds in the sky

A letter claiming to be written by a “servant of Jesus” has threatened to inflict “killer storms” on Tasmania if same-sex marriage isn’t repealed. The note, which some Facebook users reported discovering in their letterboxes around the city of Hobart, warns locals to “repent.” Tasmanian LGBTIQ advocate Rodney Croome shared an image of a similar …

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Same-sex couple at their wedding

The publishers of Australian wedding magazine Same Same Weddings are holding their next same-sex wedding expo next month, and they have a pop-up wedding to give away to one lucky local couple. The team from Paddington Publications held Brisbane’s first same-sex wedding expo in April, and it was such a success they’re planning another for …

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Uniting Network

Same-sex couples will be allowed to wed in the Uniting Church of Australia after the denomination’s national body agreed to a policy change on same-sex marriage that will allow ministers the option of conducting them. The church will now have two different views on marriage to show the “diversity of Christian belief” among its members …

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Still from SBS series Marry Me, marry my family, a documentary series about cross-cultural weddings

SBS is filming new episodes of documentary TV series Marry Me, Marry My Family and they’re encouraging same-sex couples to apply. The show explores what happens when people from two different cultures exchange vows, and how the two families blend their own religions, traditions and cultures. The show’s first season, screened earlier this year, profiled …

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Denied Wedding Cake

A Brisbane same-sex couple planning to wed in New Zealand have had their request for a wedding cake refused by a baker who told them same-sex ceremonies are against her beliefs. Moe Barr and Sasha Patrick got engaged last year and had planned a wedding for the small northern New Zealand town of Waipu next …

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nz police graduation proposal

A New Zealand police officer has surprised his boyfriend with a marriage proposal at his graduation ceremony from the police academy. Constable Erik Meechan from Hawke’s Bay took the opportunity during the ceremony to surprise partner Matty Judd, interrupting proceedings to ask him to step forward. Judd with their with he and his partner of …

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Qweens On King fag/stag Yummy Brisbane Festiival 2018

Eight Brisbane same-sex couples will get hitched at a special event at this year’s Brisbane Festival, which officially unveiled its program on Tuesday. This year’s festival will host more than 70 events at 17 venues across the city including QPAC, Brisbane Powerhouse, the Riverstage, the Tivoli, the Southbank Cultural Forecourt, and the South Bank Piazza. …

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By Paula Gerber, Monash University It has been six months since Australia declared that marriage is no longer an exclusively heterosexual institution. In that time, approximately 2,500 same-sex couples have been married, with NSW having the most weddings, closely followed by Victoria and Queensland. Many more couples, who married overseas before marriage equality was achieved …

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