Tag Archive | Australian Marriage Equality

Australia: Gay Couple’s Daughter Urges Turnbull To Drop Plebiscite

Australia: Gay Couple’s Daughter Urges Turnbull To Drop Plebiscite

A young Melbourne woman raised by a same-sex couple has written to Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, urging him to drop plans for a plebiscite on marriage equality and allow a free vote in Parliament instead. In her open letter, Georgia Weymouth Large, wrote that during a plebiscite campaign,

AME: Goodbye & Good Luck Ivan!

AME: Goodbye & Good Luck Ivan!

Ivan Hinton-Teoh is moving on from Australian Marriage Equality, with whom he has worked for the last four years, and AME have sent us this tribute to him: “Australian Marriage Equality (AME) would like to thank Ivan Hinton-Teoh for his immense contribution to the marriage equality campaign in Australia over the last four years. 

Australia: Marriage Equality Advocates Call On Northern Territory Councils To Follow Darwin’s Lead

Australia: Marriage Equality Advocates Call On Northern Territory Councils To Follow Darwin’s Lead

In Australia, marriage equality advocates have welcomed the Darwin City Council’s decision to support marriage equality and have called on other Northern Territory councils to follow Darwin’s lead. At its Tuesday night meeting Darwin Council passed a motion in favour of marriage equality. In an Australian first, the Council called on the National General Assembly […]

Australia: Call for marriage equality supporters to work together

Australia: Call for marriage equality supporters to work together

In Australia, advocates have called on supporters of marriage equality across all parties to work together to ensure legislation passes parliament in the wake of debate on the issue in the Senate yesterday. “It is no longer enough for politicians simply to support marriage equality, they must be prepared to vote for it and they […]

Australia: Petition “Stop anyone else from going through this pain” – Marco Bulmer-Rizzi‏

Australia: Petition “Stop anyone else from going through this pain” – Marco Bulmer-Rizzi‏

Rodney Croome, director of Australian Marriage Equality, writes to us about Marco Bulmer-Rizzi, husband of David Bulmer Rizzi, who recently passed away on their honeymoon in a tragic accident in South Australia. He asks people to sign a petition to change marriage laws in Australia, so that ‘never married’ will not appear on the death […]

Australia: Advocate Seeks Agreement On Marriage Equality Debate Ground Rules

Australia: Advocate Seeks Agreement On Marriage Equality Debate Ground Rules

Leading marriage equality advocate in Australia, Rodney Croome, has reached out to opponents of the reform in an effort to set ground rules for debating the issue of marriage equality, especially in the event of a plebiscite. The move comes in the wake of a complaint before the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commission, against some statements in a Catholic […]

Australia: MP Bleijie ‘Change Of Heart’ Marriage Equality Support Welcomed

Australia: MP Bleijie ‘Change Of Heart’ Marriage Equality Support Welcomed

Advocates have welcomed a change of heart on marriage equality from Queensland MP and former Attorney-General, Jarrod Bleijie, who had previously championed the abolition of that state’s Civil Union Act. Bleijie, who is a committed Christian and marriage celebrant, said he had changed his mind, and is now a supporter of marriage equality, after speaking […]