Same-sex Marriage

To Christians arguing 'no' on marriage equality: the Bible is not decisive

As Australia faces a postal plebiscite on same-sex marriage, we are seeing a steady stream of articles arguing the “yes” or “no” case. Many on the …

Faith

The Myth of America’s Increasingly Progressive Youth

For years, it has been said that Republicans have a “young-people problem” — the party, it was assumed, just couldn’t attract young voters. Yet …

Millennials

What We Know About The Viral Anti-Gay Neo Nazi Poster Everybody's Sharing

A poster originating from a neo-Nazi forum has been reportedly sighted in Melbourne as part of the "respectful debate" on marriage equality, but BuzzFeed News has been unable to verify it.<p>It was Leach-McGill's first tweet in 15 months, since he retweeted a pro-Safe Schools tweet on March 3, 2016. …

World News

The answer's in the post – Australian marriage equality vote explainer

Everything you need to know about why Australia is planning to have a postal survey on same-sex marriage<p><b>How is Australia deciding whether or not to legalise same-sex marriage?</b><p>Australians are to be asked by the federal government:<p>Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?<p>A postal …

Equality

Reminder: You Only Have One More Day To Enrol For Marriage Equality

Image: iStock<p>To participate in the Marriage Law Postal Survey you need to be correctly enrolled by 24 August 2017. This means you have less than 48 …

Equality

Marriage equality advocates fear young people are not enrolling for survey

Electoral commission says there have been far more changes to details than new enrolments and advocates worry young voters will miss deadline<p>Marriage equality advocates are concerned that just a fraction of the expected enrolment surge before the postal survey on same-sex marriage has occurred, …

Equality

Fight Marriage Equality Hate With Goats Doing Parkour… And Then Enrol To Vote

If you’re a supporter of marriage equality, and you’ve accepted that you may have to participate in the upcoming postal plebiscite, whether you like …

Australian News

Alistair Coe writes to Public Sector Standards Commissioner over 'yes' campaign

The ACT Opposition leader has called on the ACT Public Sector Standards Commissioner to intervene.

Australian News

Marriage equality's silent supporters need to speak up

I grew up in a conservative Greek migrant community in Melbourne, so I understand what it's like to live under the pressure of upholding appearances. …

LGBTQ

Slow and boring sometimes wins the race | Sean Kelly

Really my main conclusion right now is that we’re not learning anything new. So, you know, skip the rest if you’d prefer.<p>I can give you my verdict on …

LGBTQ

Marriage equality: Malcolm Turnbull says hurtful speech 'a part of' debate

Prime minister condemns homophobic material in same-sex marriage postal survey campaign, but says Australians should ignore ‘extreme flyers’<p>Malcolm Turnbull has claimed “99.9999%” of Australians will conduct public debate on same-sex marriage respectfully despite acknowledging that some campaign …

Equality

‘I just want to be treated the same as the next person’

Alan Waistell is encouraging others to snap a selfie with his 'Vote Yes!' sign.

Australian News

'One way or another': Bill Shorten defends marriage equality on Q&A – video

Appearing as the sole guest on the ABC’s Q&A program, the opposition leader, Bill Shorten, declares ‘one way or another, we will have marriage equality in Australia’. Shorten also describes homophobic reactions following the government’s postal survey plan as ‘the last thrashings around of an …

Bill Shorten

In a tough campaign the marriage equality team faces hard yards ahead

On a number of measures, the opponents of change have the odds in their favour. The yes campaign will have to find a way to harness majority support into an actual majority<p>Peter Lewis is the executive director of Essential<p>As football finals season approaches, form lines are discarded for more …

Opinion

Marriage postal survey a 'personal thing', Lord Mayor says during council debate

Brisbane councillors will not collectively support a yes vote in the same-sex marriage postal survey, as Lord Mayor Graham Quirk says the vote is an …

Australian News

Trump Science Nominee Suggested Gay Marriage Will Lead to Legalized Pedophilia

<i>Screenshot/CNN</i><p>Welcome to the Trump administration, where not being a scientist is in no way an impediment to being appointed as a federal agency's …

LGBTQ

Trump Appointee Worries About Legalized Pedophilia

Sam Clovis, President Trump’s pick to be chief scientist for the Department of Agriculture, “has argued that homosexuality is a choice and that the …

Politics

'Stop the fags' poster appears in Melbourne

A poster bearing the slogan "Stop the fags" has appeared on a street in the centre of Melbourne as Australians prepare to vote on same-sex …

LGBTQ

Abbott insists marriage equality a threat to religious freedom after Brandis calls it a ‘trick’

Former PM rejects attorney general’s view and says Australians should vote no in postal survey if they’re ‘concerned about where our country is going’<p>Tony Abbott and two Liberal ministers have rejected the view of the attorney general, George Brandis, that religious freedom is not at issue in the …

Equality

The Important Reason Your Social Media Feeds Will Look Different Today

It’s not often Australia’s leading youth publishers band together to make an almighty noise about a singular issue. In fact, we've never done it …

Equality

I spent a night in Trump’s childhood home

President Trump slept, ate and bathed here, and I did, too — but I wouldn’t want to ever go back!<p>Donald Trump’s childhood home in Queens is now being …

New York City

The Latest: New Mexico Christian sect: Abuse claims 'false'

GRANTS, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a New Mexico military-style Christian sect facing child abuse charges (all times local):<p>1:30 p.m.<p>A New Mexico military-style Christian sect says claims of child abuse and child sexual abuse by leaders are false.<p>The Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps in …

News (U.S.)

Most support marriage equality and 80% plan to vote in survey – Guardian Essential poll

Postal vote is deeply contentious, with 49% of the voters polled disapproving of it and 39% approving<p>A majority of Australians favour changing the law to allow same-sex couples to marry and over 80% of respondents also plan to vote in the looming postal survey, according to the latest Guardian …

North Korea

Anti same-sex marriage flyer has said ‘homosexuality is a curse of death’ The claims were outrageous

The Postal Plebiscite: All you need to know1:04<p>Barring an intervention from the High Court, the Turnbull government has issued a postal plebiscite on …

Australian News

Marriage equality: Freedom of religion is not the right to dictate others' lives

Freedom of religion is not the right to dictate others' lives<p>Tony Abbott, in his clarion call, said vote No for religious freedom and freedom of …

Australian News

Thorpey’s new gay marriage video

IAN Thorpe and his partner Ryan Channing have released a new video urging Australians to vote in next month’s postal plebiscite on whether to …

Equality

Forster rebukes Abbott over marriage comments

Gay marriage advocate Christine Forster has disputed former Prime Minister Tony Abbott's claim that legalising same sex marriage will lead to the …

LGBTQ

'People see chaos and the government wears it': Turnbull MPs angry over citizenship fiasco

Angry Coalition MPs are blaming the citizenship fiasco for the Turnbull government taking another hit in the polls, and hoping the High Court will …

Australian News

Unity: A Concert for Marriage Equality

Australian musicians are coming together to perform in support of marriage equality.<p><i>Unity: The Equality Campaign</i> concert will feature …

Equality

Shorten condemns 'disgusting' posters

Bill Shorten has blasted a "disgusting" poster carrying the slogan "stop the fags" which has been seen in a Melbourne laneway in the lead-up to a …

George Brandis