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Australia: Thousands march for gay marriage before plebiscite closes

Australia: Thousands march for gay marriage before plebiscite closes

(Reuters) – Thousands of people rallied around Australia on Saturday urging the legalization of same-sex marriage, one week before final ballots can be submitted in a contentious postal survey on the issue that has divided the country. The largest crowd was in Sydney, where organizers said between 5,000 and 10,000 people gathered in front of […]

Australians Overseas May Vote If Registered With Overseas Address or Have ‘Trusted Person’

Australians Overseas May Vote If Registered With Overseas Address or Have ‘Trusted Person’

If you are an Australian living abroad, for instance in Ireland, but have registered an overseas address with the Electoral Roll, or can nominate a trusted person to vote on your behalf, or get a secure access code from the ABS, you will still be able to vote in the Australian marriage equality plebiscite, according […]

Australia: The Equality Campaign’s Legal Challenge To Plebiscite

Australia: The Equality Campaign’s Legal Challenge To Plebiscite

Over the next two days, the High Court in Australia will hear The Equality Campaign’s legal challenge to the government’s postal plebiscite on marriage equality. While they await the results, The Equality Campaign are still moving full speed ahead, with preparations to achieve a resounding YES in the postal vote, if it goes ahead, and […]

Australia: Thousands rally for gay marriage ahead of vote

Australia: Thousands rally for gay marriage ahead of vote

(Reuters) – Thousands of people rallied for marriage equality in Australia’s second-biggest city of Melbourne on Saturday ahead of a postal survey on same-sex marriage which could lead to its legalisation. Australia is one of the only developed English-speaking countries not to have legalised same-sex marriage, despite strong popular support and the backing of a […]