Tag Archive | Same-sex Marriage
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.
(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’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’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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]