Marriage Laws

Why extend the church's ‘freedom’ when it's abused what it already has

There are grounds to counter and reduce the expansion of religious freedoms, considering church’s cruel contribution during the marriage equality survey<p>Sadly the euphoria that greeted the arrival of gender neutral marriages in Australia was not shared by everyone.<p>Many of the Anglicans must be …


Bermuda Senate approves same-sex marriage repeal bill

Members of the Bermuda Senate have approved a bill that would rescind marriage rights for same-sex couples in the British territory. (Photo by Mike …


‘We Are One’: Same Sex Marriage Becomes Legal Down Under

Marriage Equality Rally, Adelaide, 16 September 2017 – Photo courtesy Flickr user Adelaide Activist (CC BY-NC 2.0)<p>Same sex marriage has become legal …


If Bermuda Re-Bans Same-Sex Marriage, It Will Make Global, Homophobic History

Bermuda may be about to become the first country in the world to re-ban same-sex marriage, replacing it with domestic partnerships. A crucial Senate …


What Is The Supreme Court Gay Marriage Cake Case? This Is What It Means

A gay couple is receiving national attention as their discrimination case is being heard by the country's highest court. The Masterpiece Cakeshop …


Australia's first gay divorce planned under same-sex marriage laws

Australia is set for its first gay divorce days after a historic marriage equality law came into effect, with lawyers preparing to file papers for a …


Joyce admits to marriage break-up

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has confirmed he is separated from his wife.<p>During the debate on same-sex marriage laws on Thursday, Mr Joyce …

Barnaby Joyce

Confusion among celebrants about new laws

From tomorrow, celebrants will have to read out a new monitum — a statement explaining the nature of marriage.<p>Previously civil celebrants would have …


Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Resistance FRIDAY!

2 votes Vote Now!<p>Who won the week?<p>Google, for buying another 536 megawatts of wind power, which means they’ve purchased enough green energy to cover …

Liberal View

Yesterday The Supreme Court Jolted LGBTQ People With A Frightening Reality

Many thought the 2015 marriage ruling brought full equally. But everything could quickly slide back.<p>Inside the U.S. Supreme Court this week for the oral arguments for Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, I couldn’t help but look at Justice Neil Gorsuch and imagine how …


Flood of same-sex weddings in January, after historic parliamentary vote

The first same-sex weddings will be celebrated early in the new year, after the historic change to the marriage law passed the House of …

Bob Katter

Emotional Australian lawmakers react to passage of historic same-sex marriage law

Lawmakers in Australia's parliament joined members of the public in celebrating the vote to allow same-sex marriage.

World News

Politics Live: Same-sex marriage bill set to pass on final sitting day of the year

Same-sex marriage could be legal by the end of the day with Federal Parliament inching closer to a final vote.<p>Conservative MPs will introduce …


Olive branch snapped as marriage laws near

Even the most hardened gluttons for punishment struggle to pay attention to federal politics at times.

Sam Dastyari

Australian parliament votes to allow same-sex marriage

Alice Woodhouse<p>December 7, 2017<p>Australia’s parliament has voted to allow same-sex marriage following an emphatic yes vote in a national postal survey …


Same-sex marriage legalised in Australia


Windsor lawyer weighs in on same-sex wedding cake case

Roberta Kaplan, the attorney who represented Edie Windsor in the landmark SCOTUS case that toppled the Defense of Marriage Act, told Axios that she …

U.S. Politics

Brother's confession changed everything

Then in the late 1990s his brother Chris told him he was gay and everything changed.<p>"I saw this issue and and other issues for the LGBTI community in …

Mardi Gras

Spouse: The new word we’ll hear at weddings

But there’s another change coming to marriage which means a new word could be popping up a lot more often in the wedding vows, even the straight …


This Supreme Court Case Is About Cake. But It Could Change LGBT Rights

Three men will face the Supreme Court of the United States on Dec. 5 to settle a dispute over a wedding cake. David Mullins and Charlie Craig met …


Conservatives On Supreme Court Begin to Dismantle Marriage Rights for Same-Sex Couples

by Dan SavageSome really bad news for married same-sex couples:The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a Texas ruling that said the right to a …


Parliament returns for final sitting week

Malcolm Turnbull looks set to stride into Parliament House in an upbeat mood for what could be the final sitting week of the year.<p>After months of …

Same-sex Marriage

Michael Graham: Trump voters turn backs on truth

<i>“Forty years ago in Alabama, there’s a lotta mamas and daddies that would be thrilled that their 14-year-old was getting hit on by a district</i> …


Australian Senators approve same-sex marriage law

A big step has been taken towards same-sex marriage in Australia.<p>The country's Senate has passed legislation on the issue, dismissing conservative efforts to let religious objectors refuse to provide wedding services to gay couples.<p>Senate opposition leader Penny Wong told the chamber: "Every day it …


Same sex marriage bill passes Senate

Liberal senator Dean Smith's bill to legalise same sex marriage has passed the Senate unamended.<p>The bill passed after a wide range of amendments to …


Australia's same-sex marriage laws just had a massive win in the Senate

Photo: Scott Barbour/ Getty Images<p>Australia’s same-sex marriage legislation is one step closer to becoming law following a massive endorsement in the …


PM urged to legalise same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland amid Stormont impasse

A same-sex couple have called on Prime Minister Theresa May to legalise marriage for LGBT couples in Northern Ireland, as the region approaches …

UK News

The day in federal parliament

TODAY IN FEDERAL PARLIAMENT<p>* The Senate only is sitting after the government delayed the House of Representatives returning by a week.<p>* A vote on the …

National Party of Australia

The Ultimate LGBT Glossary: all your questions answered

Like any community, the LGBT world is full of terminology, phrases, slang, acronyms and abbreviations – and it’s not always obvious what something …


California calls on Feds to reschedule cannabis

Following marijuana legalization Proposition 64’s 57% victory at the polls last November, the California State Senate has joined Hawaii, Washington …