Same-sex Marriage

As a Muslim, I'm proud to support marriage equality

Ethnic communities know how it feels to face prejudice. We need to support equal rights for others.<p>I know that discussions about marriage equality can challenge people’s personal views. These are not easy conversations to have. Believe me, I’ve had many. I still do.<p>After being elected to the New …

Opinion

Study on mental health impacts of anti-gay religious prejudice should be a 'wake-up call' for faith leaders

Faith leaders who insist same-sex couples should not be able to marry — even those who also promote love and support for LGB people — may be causing …

Australian News

Theresa May Says Being Transgender Is 'Not An Illness' And Promises To Change The Law

Prime minister pledges to tackle homophobic bullying.<p>Theresa May has said being transgender is “not an illness” as she promised to “demedicalise” the …

Brexit

Bill White: 'Liberal lobby' just don't get opposition to same-sex marriage

Hopefully you may have seen the results from our September NI-Wide Tracker poll – full results report on the LT web site.<p>Topics included a Northern …

Equality

Amid the noise, a significant moment in politics

Politics is an incremental business, so significant moments can sometimes end up passing without really being fully appreciated.<p>So let's pause and …

Australian News

'My love isn't second-class': the struggle for marriage equality in Northern Ireland

At a mock wedding in a Belfast cabaret club, a groom cries tears of anger. Same-sex marriage is legal everywhere else in Britain and Ireland, so why not here? The answer lies with Theresa May’s partners, the DUP<p>“We’re going to fight tooth and nail with them. I’m done putting on the kid gloves, I’m …

Equality

Sydney marriage equality YesFest a no-go

A marriage equality support concert in Sydney has been cancelled 10 days before its scheduled date, with organisers citing a number of reasons, …

Equality

Government Tells Gay Couple To (Fraudulently) Divorce If They Want To Keep Legal Rights To Their Son

This is like an awful exam hypothetical -- except a real couple's parental rights are at stake.

Law

Study shows Americans overestimate the number of gay people in the US — with serious side effects

A new study published in the Journal of Homosexuality found that Americans tend to overestimate the number of gay and lesbian people in the U.S. — …

Equality

Poll shows Australians have overwhelmingly voted ’yes’

A special Newspoll survey shows a massive 59 per cent of those who have returned their postal ballots are in favour of legalising gay marriage. Just …

Equality

The church has forgotten an inconvenient truth in its opposition to same-sex marriage

Similarly the Australian Christian Lobby's Lyle Shelton told News Corp it is the fate of Australia's future children that is at the core of his lobby …

Religion

LGBT groups demand withdrawal of judicial nominee who called trans kids ‘Satan’s plan’

Several LGBT advocacy groups are demanding that senators reject President Trump’s judicial nominee for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas because he has “brazen contempt for LGBT people,” according to a three-page letter released Monday.<p>Jeff Mateer, who was nominated by Trump …

LGBTQ

How the Supreme Court's Upcoming Ruling in Same-Sex Marriage Wedding Cake Case Might Impact Other Small Businesses

Spoiler: Probably not much.<p>One of the most contentious cases on the U.S. Supreme Court's fall docket involves a Colorado baker's much-publicized refusal to craft a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. This five-year-old case is described as a major battle between free speech and antidiscrimination …

Equality

Newspoll shows yes vote has firm lead in marriage equality survey

Yes campaign ahead 59% to 38%, poll says, as Labor clears way to push a bill through Senate the same week result announced<p>The yes vote has a commanding lead among people who have already voted in the marriage law postal survey, leading 59% to 38%, according to the latest Newspoll.<p>The Newspoll …

Equality

'Yes' vote ahead in latest Newspoll

The 'yes' vote is prevailing the same-sex marriage postal survey, according to a Newspoll.<p>The poll, published on Wednesday in The Australian, shows …

LGBTQ

Sex versus death: why marriage equality provokes more heated debate than assisted dying

The Greek philosopher Epicurus wrote:<p>Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer …

Equality

YesFest Same-Sex Marriage benefit gig cancelled - Music News - triple j

YesFest is no more.<p>The huge Sydney benefit gig for the Same Sex Marriage survey Yes campaign has toppled under a lack of ticket sales and issues with …

Music (Australia)

Millions of Australians Already Voted In Marriage Equality Survey

Over 10.8 million ballots regarding the legalization of same-sex marriage were received by the Australian government as of Friday, reports <i>SBS.</i><p>The …

Equality

Love Squared beer is coming to Canberra this weekend

Want to support marriage equality? There's a beer for that.<p>Love² beer (pronounced Love Squared) is a collaborative brew between "social enterprise …

Australian News

No, Roger Stone and Donald Trump Are Not LGBT Allies

No, Chris Barron, Roger Stone is no LGBT ally, and neither is Donald Trump.<p>Barron, a political strategist and cofounder of the now-defunct gay …

Donald Trump

Labor rules out extra religious freedoms in same-sex marriage bill

Opposition pushes for Dean Smith’s bill to be passed after yes vote, saying it strikes a compromise between marriage equality and religious protections<p>Labor has called for Liberal senator Dean Smith’s private members bill to be used to legislate marriage equality as soon as possible if the marriage …

Equality

Vermont commemorates civil unions with historic-site marker

Vermont is commemorating its first-in-the-nation civil union law and subsequent marriage equality legislation with a historic-site marker on the …

Equality

Labor To Support Dean Smith's Marriage Bill If "Yes" Vote Is Returned

Labor says the bill strikes an acceptable compromise on religious exemptions — but the party still has a conscience vote.<p>The Labor Party will push the government to pass a same-sex marriage bill penned by Liberal senator Dean Smith if Australia votes "yes" in the postal survey.<p>The decision comes in …

Equality

Tony Abbott's a Catholic only when it suits him

For those of us who are religious, there are some aspects of our religion that make it difficult to remain true to its values. To see how difficult …

Tony Abbott

Two-thirds of Australians have voted in same-sex marriage postal survey

Dutton says pro and anti-same sex marriage songs should be performed at NRL final after Macklemore controversy<p>Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said …

LGBTQ

Two-thirds of Australians cast marriage vote

More than two-thirds of Australians have cast their votes in the same-sex marriage postal survey.<p>The Australian Bureau of Statistics received 10.8 …

Marriage

Labor backs religious protections in Liberal's same-sex marriage bill

The Labor Party has agreed to back a Liberal backbencher’s bill which would prevent civil celebrants from refusing to perform same-sex …

Equality

Labor endorses Liberal's marriage bill

Labor has thrown its weight behind a private bill drafted by a Liberal senator if the same-sex marriage survey delivers a majority yes vote.

Marriage

Same-sex marriage survey: help us track targeted ads on Facebook

Guardian Australia has teamed up with ProPublica to make it easier for people to report ads in their social feed<p>Organisations are paying Facebook to target Australians with ads about the same-sex marriage postal survey.<p>Guardian Australia has been tracking some of these ads with the help of readers, …

LGBTQ

After the survey, we need a prompt path to legislation

If yes wins, legislation still needs to be passed by parliament. After $120m spent, voters should not stomach any attempts to delay<p>Over the past month, almost 11 million Australians have responded to the postal survey, mailing in their forms on whether same-sex couples should be able to marry.<p>If …

Equality