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Australia: LGBT Protections Remain As Senate Votes Yes To Marriage Equality

Australia: LGBT Protections Remain As Senate Votes Yes To Marriage Equality

The Australian Senate has passed marriage equality by 43 votes to 12. The Senate has also resoundingly voted down amendments designed to wind back discrimination protections. This disappointed Tony Abbot and George Brandis, who expected that some of their amendments would be allowed to modify the bill. George Brandis still feels that a celebrant should be […]

Australia: Last Few Days – Equality Campaign Urge Young Voters to Return ‘YES’ in Postal Vote

Australia: Last Few Days – Equality Campaign Urge Young Voters to Return ‘YES’ in Postal Vote

The Equality Campaign in Australia are extremely concerned that the lowest turnout in the plebiscite for marriage equality are the 18 to 34 age group. They write: “We’re extraordinarily proud of this YES campaign so far. Supporters of marriage equality […] have donated, volunteered, and had those crucial conversations with friends and relatives. We truly […]

Australia: Rugby League Player, Ian Roberts, On Marriage Equality

Australia: Rugby League Player, Ian Roberts, On Marriage Equality

Australia’s Ian Roberts, professional Rugby League player, writes to us about Australian marriage equality, and asks people to donate to the campaign:  “I’ve been lucky enough to represent Australia internationally, play in nine State of Origin Games, and a Grand Final. I loved all of it. In 1994, I became the first professional Rugby League […]

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 […]