Tag Archive | Equal Marriage

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.

Recount Shows YES Vote for Anglican Church of Canada General Synod 2016 on Marriage Canon

Recount Shows YES Vote for Anglican Church of Canada General Synod 2016 on Marriage Canon

In an astonishing turn of events, the Anglican Church of Canada’s General Synod 2016 has approved same-sex marriage, the day after they had appeared to reject it. This happened because of a mistake in coding the electronic voting system, based on information supplied by the church, which did not record the vote of the General […]

Scottish Episcopal Church Gives First Reading of Equal Marriage Change To Canon

Scottish Episcopal Church Gives First Reading of Equal Marriage Change To Canon

The General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church passed a first reading of a change to its Canon on marriage (Canon 31) on Friday last (10th). The change is to remove from the Canon the doctrinal statement regarding marriage that marriage is to be understood as a union “of one man and one woman.”

GLEN: “One Year On – 412 Lesbian and Gay Couples Married, Now Let’s Resolve the Remaining Challenges”‏

GLEN: “One Year On – 412 Lesbian and Gay Couples Married, Now Let’s Resolve the Remaining Challenges”‏

“This weekend last year was an extraordinary and joyful weekend for LGBT people, their families and indeed all of Ireland, when with great generosity, Irish people voted that their lesbian and gay children, brothers and sisters, family members, friends and community members should be equal citizens and equal in our Constitution for the very first […]