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Monday 16 September 2013
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daily feminist news 16.09.13

Ruby Grant
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Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott announces cabinet and, as expected, it’s a sausage-fest. Today Tony Abbott announced his new Prime Ministerial cabinet, and as expected, it is explicitly lacking in ladies. Due to the Coalition agreement with the National Party, although Julie Bishop is the deputy leader of the Liberal Party, it is National Party leader,…
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Friday 6 September 2013
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anti-gay propaganda floods mailboxes in marginal seats

Alexandra Van Schilt
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Equal marriage rights have been used for political banter and sway quite a lot in recent times. In the eyes of some voters, a political party’s stance on conscience issues such as this can determine a preferred party. Most recently, our Prime Minister Kevin Rudd change his views on gay marriage to that of support,…
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Wednesday 28 August 2013
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in defence of the ‘marriage voucher’

Frances Chapman
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I checked Facebook last night to discover that five of my friends had shared the same link. Among my group of friends – mainly queers, feminists, and greenies –  this often means something interesting is happening, particularly when the link relates to Things the Liberal Party Have Done That Are Stupid. The link was to…
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Tuesday 27 August 2013
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daily feminist news 27.08.13

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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‘Female sperm and male eggs a medical possibility’ Scientists in Japan have used skin cells from mice to develop sperm and eggs, successfully creating live births via IVF. Women in Argentina sue over faulty implants About 300 women with faulty PIP breast implants have filed suit seeking $54.7 million in damages from three European companies,…
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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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Thursday 18 July 2013
Culture News Politics World

in brief : Britain legalises same sex marriage

Toby Newton
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Queen Elizabeth has given her assent to a bill that will legalise same-sex marriage in Britain. The royal seal of approval is essentially a formality after the bill passed both houses of parliament on Tuesday to clear the way for the first same-sex marriages to begin in England and Wales in mid-2014. Before then, lawmakers…
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Thursday 27 June 2013
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in brief: U.S. Supreme Court rules DOMA unconstitutional

Shannon Clarke
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  The United States moved one step closer to marriage equality today. The highest court in the country ruled the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional by a ruling of 5-4. The decision (United States vs. Windsor) will extend rights to legally married same-sex couples, an act that legitimizes the marriages beyond the symbolic union….
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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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Friday 31 August 2012
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‘moral obligations do not hold anymore’: marriage equality bill passes in tasmania

Shannon Clarke
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‘The ayes have it.’ With four simple words Tasmania made history yesterday as months of protesting and political back-and-forth came to a head in Tasmania’s Parliament House. After legislation was shelved this week on federal marriage reform, the Same Sex Marriage Bill passed easily in the House of Assembly by a vote of 13-11.  Shakespeare…
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Monday 27 February 2012
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i do day 2012: do you believe all love is equal?

Josephine Mandarano
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The latest polling shows that 62 percent of Australians support same-sex marriage, yet current legislation does not reflect this. As we talk more about the issue, support for legalising same-sex marriage also grows. Enter ‘I Do Day’, the campaign that aims to raise awareness and promote education about marriage equality as well as raise money…
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