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Wednesday 15 June 2016
Featured Life

we are orlando: why bill H.R.2976 does not mean marriage equality

Kiah Meadows
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I want to dedicate this to the people who lost their lives in the Orlando massacre. This morning I woke up with my wife’s alarm at six. I remembered that we’d polished off the last of the salad over the weekend, so I threw on my robe and made Emma something fresh for lunch while…
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Friday 10 July 2015
Opinion Politics Sexuality

debate or degradation? when high-brow bigotry hijacks the marriage equality discussion

Meg Rawson
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What a disgusting week of political dribble on marriage equality. Just when you believe nothing more offensive or ridiculous could be done, the people responsible for carrying out governance aim another notch lower to seal the deal that they are woefully out of touch and out-dated. Once again, government ministers flouted all common sense and…
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Thursday 9 July 2015
Featured Politics Sexuality

not the end goal: marriage equality on long list of infringed LGBTQIA rights

Ruth Scott
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Now that same sex marriage has been deemed legal on a constitutional level for all 50 states in America, eyes have turned to the Australian government’s continued refusal to recognise the right of same sex couples to marry. Fighting for marriage equality by the LGBTQIA community has been an ongoing effort here for a number…
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Saturday 27 June 2015
News Politics Sexuality World

in brief: us supreme court finds marriage equality is constitutional right

Sarah Iuliano
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The United States Supreme Court has made a landmark decision to find same sex marriage is a constitutional right for all American citizens. The finding from the 5-4 vote in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges covers all 50 American states and the territory of Puerto Rico. The decision effectively overturns laws in the nation’s…
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Wednesday 20 May 2015
Feminism News Politics World

news roundup: wednesday may 20, 2015

Sarah Iuliano
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  Counting Dead Women register reaches 38 women The number of Australian women killed by violence in 2015 has now reached 38, feminist social media organisation Destroy the Joint has reported. The figure is attributed to reports of a 68-year-old woman who died of a neck wound at her home, which police are treating as suspicious….
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Wednesday 5 February 2014
News World

in brief: scotland legalises same-sex marriage and passes historic transgender law

Ruby Grant
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Today, Scotland has become the 17th country to legalise same-sex marriage! The first Scottish same-sex weddings can now take place in October, after the vote passed parliament 105 to 18. The parliament also voted down several attempts to amend the bill to protect the rights/interests of religious celebrants who opposed the law. Scottish health secretary,…
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Thursday 12 December 2013
News

in brief: high court overturns ACT marriage equality act

Sarah Iuliano
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The High Court has delivered a blow to the first same sex couples wed on Australian soil, deciding the Australian Capital Territory’s Marriage Equality Act cannot co-exist with the Commonwealth Marriage Act. The six justices of the High Court found same sex marriages could not be recognised in accordance with the federal government’s constitutional powers…
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Thursday 21 November 2013
News Sexuality World

in brief: Scotland and Illinois step up for marriage equality

Kezia Lubanszky
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Last night the Scottish Parliament voted 98 – 15 to move a same-sex marriage bill forward to the parliamentary committee. Ministers told the BBC that the move was ‘the right thing to do.’ The bill passed on its first reading, allowing it to be moved to the Equal Opportunities Committee, where lawmakers will consider amendments…
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Wednesday 30 October 2013
Opinion

lip top 10: countries where same-sex marriage is legal

Melissah Comber
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Even if it’s short lived, I’m pretty chuffed that the ACT has legalised same-sex marriage. My celebratory mood has inspired this column, and a conversation I was having a couple of days ago, where a friend and I were trying to name all the countries it was legalised in. We couldn’t even come up with…
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Tuesday 30 July 2013
News

in brief: the oxford english dictionary redefines marriage

Rianh Silvertree
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Gay marriage will be in the next printed edition of the Oxford English Dictionary as a secondary definition. It will read: ‘(in some jurisdictions) a union between partners of the same sex.’ The primary definition remains ‘the formal union of a man and a woman, typically as recognised by law, by which they become husband…
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Tuesday 21 May 2013
News Opinion Politics

K-Rudd changes his views on gay marriage

Holly Lazzari
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Well good ol’ K-Rudd is the latest politician to jump on the gay marriage bandwagon and give it his stamp of approval. Pity he’s a few years too late to action it as PM, but I could not be happier! In a post on his blog, he wrote in detail about how his opinion about…
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Wednesday 1 May 2013
Politics

the major parties on marriage equality

Emma Koehn
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For the majority of Australians in support of marriage equality, it kinda feels like everyone keeps. Beating. Us. And while many sit in wait for moments like this to become a part of Aussie history, it’s worth taking a look at where the major parties stand on the issue. Marriage equality is a two-pronged issue…
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Friday 26 April 2013
Opinion

the lip crew on marriage equality

lip magazine
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Canada did it; the Netherlands did it; even Portugal, Spain and South Africa did it. New Zealand did it and, more recently, France did it. These countries are on a list of 14 whose governments have legalised what could arguably be one of the most contentious political issues of our times – marriage equality. No…
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Thursday 18 April 2013
News World

new zealand becomes 13th country to legalise same-sex marriage

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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There were jubilant scenes throughout New Zealand and across Australia last night as NZ became the 13th country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage. The legislation, which passed 77-44, redefines marriage as a union between two people, and opens the door for adoption by same-sex couples. Labour MP Louisa Wall, who introduced the Bill,…
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