Tag Archive | Marriage Equality

US: LGBT Rights Group Remembers Edith Windsor

US: LGBT Rights Group Remembers Edith Windsor

On Tuesday (12th) the American gay rights group, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) responded to the tragic news that Edith ‘Edie’ Windsor has passed away at the age of 88. “Edie Windsor is a hero and civil rights icon who pushed our country closer to the promise of a more perfect union” said HRC President […]

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: Same-sex marriage plebiscite has begun as Poll shows 70% support

Australia: Same-sex marriage plebiscite has begun as Poll shows 70% support

Yesterday, Tuesday 12th, Australia launched its postal vote on whether to legalise same-sex marriage, as a widely watched poll indicated the country would be overwhelmingly in support. The non-compulsory ballot, which runs until the end of October, will determine whether Australia becomes the 25th country to legalise same-sex marriage, while also healing a rift in […]

Australia: 20,000 at Sydney Gay Marriage Rally Ahead of Postal Vote Plebiscite

Australia: 20,000 at Sydney Gay Marriage Rally Ahead of Postal Vote Plebiscite

More than 20,000 people rallied in Sydney yesterday (Sunday 10th September) urging the legalization of same-sex marriage, days ahead of a contentious postal survey on the issue that has divided the country. Organizers said the gathering was Australia’s largest gay rights demonstration, as a diverse range of people, clad in rainbow colours, converged on the […]

Australia: Only 11 Days To Ensure A Yes Vote In Marriage Equality Plebiscite

Australia: Only 11 Days To Ensure A Yes Vote In Marriage Equality Plebiscite

The Equality Campaign in Australia want to let their supporters know that the time to act, and mobilise people to vote YES in the postal plebiscite on marriage equality, is now, and there are only 11 days to do it. They also need the funding to run their ads to get to people they don’t […]

Australia: Vote ‘Yes’ campaign full steam ahead after High Court marriage equality outcome

Australia: Vote ‘Yes’ campaign full steam ahead after High Court marriage equality outcome

The Australian marriage equality plebiscite is due to begin on September 12, after the Australian High Court yesterday (September 7) ruled in favour of the Australian Government, in the Human Rights Law Centre’s challenge against the postal vote. Anna Brown, Director of Legal Advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre, representing Australian Marriage Equality, and Senator […]

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 […]