Tag Archive | Marriage Equality

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: Senate Opens Marriage Equality Inquiry To Public Submissions

Australia: Senate Opens Marriage Equality Inquiry To Public Submissions

Last week the Australian Senate established an inquiry into marriage equality legislation — and have now confirmed they have opened the inquiry to public submissions. This inquiry gives Australians the opportunity to make sure politicians hear their community’s views, and a chance to encourage them to work together to get the legislation right, and achieve […]

Australia: New Campaign for Marriage Equality Free Vote in Australian Parliament

Australia: New Campaign for Marriage Equality Free Vote in Australian Parliament

Australians for Equality (A4E) & Australian Marriage Equality (AME) have launched ‘The Equality Campaign’, a new joint campaign for marriage equality to be achieved through a parliamentary vote, so that every Australian is treated equally under the law. “The Equality Campaign is about building on the momentum and energy generated across the nation for marriage […]

Australian Labor’s Bill Shorten Voiced His Total Opposition To A Plebiscite

Australian Labor’s Bill Shorten Voiced His Total Opposition To A Plebiscite

The opposition to a plebiscite on marriage equality in Australia is very strong, and there are many reasons to oppose it, including the fact that although it will be a compulsory vote, it is non-binding, and will cost in the region of $160 million to the Australian people. Bill Shorten has also said recently that […]

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: LGBTI Groups Joint Statement On The Plebiscite

Australia: LGBTI Groups Joint Statement On The Plebiscite

 Below is a joint statement from Australian LGBTI groups, which includes Catholic groups, multicultural groups and business networks,  on the upcoming plebiscite on marriage equality in Australia: As organisations and leaders of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities, we call on the Australian Parliament to ensure that every Australian is able to […]