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Canberra couple Tom Snow and Brooke Horne have been awarded for this contribution to the Equality Campaign

Canberra gay couple Tom Snow and Brooke Horne have been awarded for their philanthropic support during last year’s marriage equality campaign. On Thursday night, the couple won the the Award for Best Large Grant at the 2018 Australian Philanthropy Awards for their contribution of seed funding to what would become the Equality Campaign, the peak …

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Gay Conversion Therapies in Australia

Four out of five Australians oppose laws that allow gay, lesbian and transgender students and teachers to be expelled or fired by religious schools, according to a new poll. The YouGov Galaxy poll, commissioned by LGBTI advocacy group Just.equal, found that 82% opposed existing exemptions in anti-discrimination law that allow the expulsion of gay and …

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A Queensland parliamentary committee has been told of the unfair hurdles transgender people face to obtain legal recognition of their gender. Brisbane trans woman Roz Dickson addressed the committee, which is examining a bill introduced by the Queensland government this month that would scrap a law requiring trans people to be unmarried before they can …

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The Queensland government has introduced legislation to parliament that would remove the need for transgender Queenslanders to get divorced in order to have their gender officially recognised. Under state law, couples who enter an opposite-sex marriage before one partner transitions are forced to divorce before the trans partner can update the gender marker on their …

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Marriage equality campaigners have revealed the shocking extent of the anti-gay abuse they received during last year’s marriage law postal survey. In a submission to a Senate inquiry looking at the process of the postal survey, including the government’s protections against offensive material and behaviour, The Equality Campaign included numerous examples of the abusive messages …

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By Rodney Croome When I left Australian Marriage Equality (AME) in August 2016 I said it was to more vigorously oppose a plebiscite. That was true but it wasn’t the whole truth. I also left because the Equality Campaign that grew up around AME was shrinking marriage equality to a tiny political target by avoiding …

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Adelaide Pride Walk 2

Adelaide’s rainbow-coloured “Pride Walk” has been updated to include another major milestone for the LGBTI community: marriage equality. The painted pathway in Light Square in the CBD was installed in 2016 and includes a timeline of significant LGBTI events in the state, including the first pride march and the decriminalisation of homosexuality. On Thursday, an …

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The thousands of Australian same-sex couples who have tied the knot overseas will automatically be recognised as married under Australian law when the same-sex marriage bill comes into effect. Liberal Senator Dean Smith’s amendment bill, currently before the parliament, will scrap the Marriage Act’s ban on recognition of same-sex unions solemnised overseas. The Equality Campaign …

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More than 160 LGBTI organisations, leaders and supporters from around the country have signed a statement calling on the federal parliament to recognise the will of the people and ensure marriage equality is passed by the end of the year. Debate is continuing in the Senate this week around Liberal Senator Dean Smith’s same-sex marriage …

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The Australian Bureau of Statistics has estimated that 78.5 per cent of Australians returned their same-sex marriage postal survey forms. Just hours before they stopped accepting forms, the ABS said that 12.6 million Australians had returned their forms by last Friday, or almost four out of five voters. The Equality Campaign’s Anna Brown said on …

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