Tag Archive | Equal Marriage

Singapore: Couple’s Marriage Annulled After Sex-change

Singapore: Couple’s Marriage Annulled After Sex-change

Singapore has annulled the marriage of a transgender woman and her partner, in a case that has sparked accusations of discrimination against the LGBT community. The unidentified couple were married as man and woman in October 2015, before the husband had sex-change surgery to become a female, according to local daily the Straits Times.

Malta: Equal Marriage Now Legal By Parliament Vote

Malta: Equal Marriage Now Legal By Parliament Vote

Same-sex marriage is now legal in Malta, following a vote in parliament which was almost unanimous, yesterday, Wednesday 12 June. Following snap elections in June 2017, the government said that legislation for same-sex marriage would be its first priority. A bill to allow same-sex marriage was introduced on 24 June, and passed yesterday, 12 July […]

Australia:  Time to make them vote!

Australia: Time to make them vote!

Alex Greenwich of The Equality Campaign in Australia has stated that they feel it is time to make Australian politicians vote on marriage equality. He says: “Australian politicians return to Parliament on Tuesday — a perfect opportunity to decide LGBTI couples are equal under the law. But they won’t unless Australians make them by taking action […]

Australia: Tiernan Brady Says A Lot Has Been Achieved Towards Marriage Equality, But More Needed

Australia: Tiernan Brady Says A Lot Has Been Achieved Towards Marriage Equality, But More Needed

Tiernan Brady writes that a lot has been achieved for marriage equality in Australia in the last four weeks, but outlines what has to come next to achieve the goal of equal marriage for the LGBT community there. Here are just a few of the things that have been achieved to date. The Equality Campaign […]

Australia: Latest Poll Reveals Majority Of Australians Want Parliament To Deliver Marriage Equality

Australia: Latest Poll Reveals Majority Of Australians Want Parliament To Deliver Marriage Equality

53% of Australians want the parliament to resolve the issue if the proposed plebiscite bill fails More than two thirds (68%) of Australians don’t support public funding for plebiscite campaigns Australian Marriage Equality (AME) today welcomed the latest Essential Poll that reaffirmed that Australians overwhelmingly support Marriage Equality, and want it to be resolved by […]

AME: “The Plebiscite Legislation Fails The Australians It Affects”

AME: “The Plebiscite Legislation Fails The Australians It Affects”

Australian Marriage Equality (AME) has said the Plebiscite (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill is not a fair proposal for the very people it affects, and it doesn’t provide any detail about how the Marriage Act will change if the ‘Yes’ campaign wins the plebiscite.  “We are yet to see any proposed changes to the Marriage Act, so […]

Australia: Attorney-General George Brandis Confirms Plebiscite

Australia: Attorney-General George Brandis Confirms Plebiscite

In an interview with Australian presenter, Fran Kelly  (Insiders 24th July) the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, confirms that the government wishes to hold a plebiscite on marriage equality, “as soon as is practicable”, and will be recommending a compulsory vote. He will be taking a submission to cabinet in the coming weeks.