Tag Archive | Marriage Equality

As Australian LGBT Community Celebrate, NI LGBT Feel More Isolated

As Australian LGBT Community Celebrate, NI LGBT Feel More Isolated

Yesterday, Wednesday 15th November, Australia voted overwhelmingly that they wish to allow same-sex marriage, in their marriage equality plebiscite. Meanwhile, Theresa May’s UK government is propped up by the DUP in Northern Ireland, a party that has consistently blocked the north’s LGBT community equal marriage rights.

Australia: Waiting For Result From Plebiscite On Marriage Equality

Australia: Waiting For Result From Plebiscite On Marriage Equality

After months of campaigning for a fairer Australia in the postal survey, Australians will find out the results this week! The ABS will announce the outcome in Canberra on Wednesday at 10am AEDT. In every capital city, as well as towns across Australia, YES supporters are gathering to watch what unfolds. Whatever the result, many […]

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: Thousands march for gay marriage before plebiscite closes

Australia: Thousands march for gay marriage before plebiscite closes

(Reuters) – Thousands of people rallied around Australia on Saturday urging the legalization of same-sex marriage, one week before final ballots can be submitted in a contentious postal survey on the issue that has divided the country. The largest crowd was in Sydney, where organizers said between 5,000 and 10,000 people gathered in front of […]

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: More than half have voted to date in marriage equality plebiscite

Australia: More than half have voted to date in marriage equality plebiscite

Australia’s Bureau of Statistics said yesterday, Tuesday 3rd, that 9.2 million people, or 57.5 percent of eligible voters, have cast their votes in a ballot on whether same-sex marriage should be legalised. Australians began voting last month in the non-binding poll, conducted by post, to inform the government on whether voters wanted Australia to become […]

Australia: AEC/ABS anxious that Marriage Equality Surveys are going to current addresses

Australia: AEC/ABS anxious that Marriage Equality Surveys are going to current addresses

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) have said that they provided the electoral roll to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey, at the close of rolls on 24 August 2017, with the enrolled and postal addresses available on the electoral roll at that point of time, except for silent […]