Tag Archive | Same-sex Marriage

Video: First Same-sex Marriage In Australia

Video: First Same-sex Marriage In Australia

The first same-sex marriages have taken place in Australia under special exemption, in Sydney and Melbourne, which meant the two couples could marry before the due date of 9th January, put forward by the government. Lauren Price and Amy Laker became the first gay couple to tie the knot, and the ceremony took place in […]

Philippines: President Duterte, in about-face, says he supports same-sex marriage

Philippines: President Duterte, in about-face, says he supports same-sex marriage

Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte, expressed his support for same-sex unions yesterday (Sunday), after previously declaring his opposition to gay marriage, in an about-face that may displease bishops in the mainly Roman Catholic country. Speaking at a gathering of LGBT people in his hometown, Davao City, Duterte vowed to protect the rights of homosexuals, and invited […]

Austria: Court Allows Marriage Equality – Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Discriminatory

Austria: Court Allows Marriage Equality – Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Discriminatory

The Austrian Constitutional Court’s ruling on December 4, 2017, that a ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional is a powerful victory for equal marriage rights, Human Rights Watch has said. It is the first time a Constitutional Court in Europe has held that the exclusion of gay people from civil marriage is unconstitutional. The Austrian […]

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 […]