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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: 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 […]

Australia: The Equality Campaign On Their New Ad – “It’s how we respond that counts”

Australia: The Equality Campaign On Their New Ad – “It’s how we respond that counts”

The Equality Campaign have just launched their ad (above) in response to the No campaign ad. “What do you do if you oppose something the vast majority of Australians want? Easy. You try to make the debate about something else” says Alex Greenwich of The Equality Campaign. That’s exactly what the Equality Campaign is seeing […]

Australia: Turnbull urges respect in hostile same-sex marriage campaigns

Australia: Turnbull urges respect in hostile same-sex marriage campaigns

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull urged supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage to show mutual respect as their campaigns turned increasingly vitriolic ahead of a vote on the issue next month. Australians will vote in a non-compulsory postal ballot held over several weeks on whether to legalise same-sex marriage as Turnbull seeks to resolve an […]

Australia: Equality Campaign “We Have Hours Left”

Australia: Equality Campaign “We Have Hours Left”

The Equality Campaign in Australia, who are campaigning for equal marriage, say they are running out of time — the electoral roll closes soon – 24th August! This will decide who can have their say on marriage equality and who will miss out. They would like your help to reach 100,000 more young Australians with […]