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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: Macklemore Performs Gay Anthem At Rugby Final

Australia: Macklemore Performs Gay Anthem At Rugby Final

American rap artist Macklemore performed a gay anthem at a rugby league final in Sydney on Sunday, thanks to the sport’s bosses rejecting pressure from opponents of same-sex marriage, as Australia votes on liberalising its marriage laws. Macklemore sang Same Love to more than 80,000 fans of a sport traditionally associated with macho values, as […]

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 […]