Tag Archive | Same-sex Marriage

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: 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 […]

Germany: First Same-sex Marriage After 38 Years Together

Germany: First Same-sex Marriage After 38 Years Together

The first same-sex couples married in Germany on Sunday (October 1st) with several dozen couples tying the knot at civil registry offices opened specially to mark the coming into force of a law passed by parliament in June. Among them were Karl Kreile, 59, and Bodo Mende, 60, who became Germany’s first married gay couple, […]

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 […]

Australians Overseas May Vote If Registered With Overseas Address or Have ‘Trusted Person’

Australians Overseas May Vote If Registered With Overseas Address or Have ‘Trusted Person’

If you are an Australian living abroad, for instance in Ireland, but have registered an overseas address with the Electoral Roll, or can nominate a trusted person to vote on your behalf, or get a secure access code from the ABS, you will still be able to vote in the Australian marriage equality plebiscite, according […]