Tag Archive | Marriage

Australia: Thousands rally for gay marriage ahead of vote

Australia: Thousands rally for gay marriage ahead of vote

(Reuters) – Thousands of people rallied for marriage equality in Australia’s second-biggest city of Melbourne on Saturday ahead of a postal survey on same-sex marriage which could lead to its legalisation. Australia is one of the only developed English-speaking countries not to have legalised same-sex marriage, despite strong popular support and the backing of a […]

Amnesty Welcomes Legal Challenge To NI Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Amnesty Welcomes Legal Challenge To NI Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Amnesty International has welcomed the launch of a legal challenge to the ban on same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. It was announced recently that a same-sex couple from Northern Ireland, who got married in England, are challenging the failure of the Northern Ireland authorities to recognise their marriage.

Watch: Australian Same-Sex Couples Read #5DaysofEquality Support Messages

Watch: Australian Same-Sex Couples Read #5DaysofEquality Support Messages

During the 7th to 12th of December last year (2013) Australia’s ACT (Australian Capital Territory, i.e. greater Canberra) government began granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples, for the first time. Thirty-one couples were married in the city-state, until the Australian federal government ruled that the ACT’s actions were unconstitutional. The Australian High Court later invalidated […]

Jane Lynch to Divorce Her Wife of Three Years

The US media has reported that Glee actress Jane Lynch, who was married to clinical psychologist Lara Embry, has announced that their three-year marriage is at an end. The couple had been married in Massachusetts in 2010, a year after they had met. In May of this year, Massachusetts had just celebrated nine years of […]

The Gardner Family

Four generations of the Gardner family talk about marriage equality, and why it is important to them.