Tag Archive | Tasmania

Tasmania: Controversy as gender now optional on birth certificates

Tasmania: Controversy as gender now optional on birth certificates

Tasmania made it optional to list gender on birth certificates on Wednesday, a move criticised by the Australian island’s leader and Christian activists who fear it would endanger women. LGBT+ rights group ILGA said Tasmania was probably one of the first places in the world to dispense with gender on birth certificates – which can […]

Australia: Tasmanian Commissioner for Children Welcomes Support for Equal Marriage

Australia: Tasmanian Commissioner for Children Welcomes Support for Equal Marriage

Tasmania’s Commissioner for Children issued a statement last week, after Tasmania’s parliament endorsed marriage equality. It stated: “The Commissioner for Children has today welcomed the message of support from Tasmania’s Parliament to Canberra, on the issue of marriage equality. This affirming message is of particular importance to the children of same sex parents.

Australia: Hodgman Sends Message To Canberra That Tasmanians Want Marriage Equality

Australia: Hodgman Sends Message To Canberra That Tasmanians Want Marriage Equality

Marriage Equality advocates have hailed Wednesday night’s overwhelming vote for marriage equality in the Tasmanian Parliament, saying it sends a strong message to federal MPs to support the reform. A Greens motion was passed 15 votes to 9 with the support of Liberal Premier, Will Hodgman, and almost half of his Liberal colleagues.

Australia (Tasmania): 1500 Rally for Marriage Equality in Hobart – Premier Will Hodgman Supports Federal Free Vote

Australia (Tasmania): 1500 Rally for Marriage Equality in Hobart – Premier Will Hodgman Supports Federal Free Vote

A marriage equality rally in Hobart, capital of Australia’s island state, Tasmania, yesterday 8th August, attracted such a large crowd it overflowed into surrounding streets. Meanwhile, Tasmanian Premier, Will Hodgman, has supported the Federal Government allowing federal MPs a free vote on the issue. He said:

Australia: Support Widens For Marriage Equality Among Liberals & Nationals

Australia: Support Widens For Marriage Equality Among Liberals & Nationals

A number of candidates from the Liberal and National Parties have followed the lead of Kyron Howell (Tasmanian Liberals)  in declaring their support for Tasmania leading the way on marriage equality in Australia.The candidates include the Liberals’ Deborah De Williams, the Nationals’ Julian Edwards in Denison, and the Liberals’ Sarah Courtney and Leonie McNair in Bass. […]