Same-sex Marriage

Roy Moore says he has never molested anyone

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore denied that he has ever molested anyone and repeated that he has never met the women who have accused of him sexual assault in an interview with "The Voice of Alabama Politics" on Sunday.<p>"I did not know them," Moore said of the women who have …

U.S. Politics

Same-sex marriage and the defining image that almost wasn't

Minutes before same-sex marriage became legal in Australia, a lone voice in the House of Representatives yelled "no!".<p>It was met with laughter from …

Equality

Australia Votes Yes To Same-Sex Marriage But Here's A Few Things To Consider

It began as a 13-year sparring match after the incumbent Liberal Party, helmed by conservative Prime Minister John Howard, amended the Australian Marriage Act 1961 in 2004 to ban gay couples from marrying.<p>It progressed towards a non-binding public postal survey this year in which locals were asked …

Equality

Peter Dutton: The same-sex marriage postal vote worked but we shouldn't use it again

The postal plebiscite is not a tool for garden variety issues of public policy.

Bill Shorten

Roy Moore's praise for Putin resurfaces days before crucial Alabama election

Moore, who leads Democrat Doug Jones in the polls, told Guardian reporter Paul Lewis in August ‘maybe Putin was right’ to condemn same-sex marriage<p>A video of controversial Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore telling a Guardian reporter “maybe Putin was right” to condemn same-sex marriage has been …

News (U.S.)

Feel like the world’s falling apart? Here’s some good news.

FEEL LIKE the world is falling apart? Here’s some good news for a change.<p>Australia’s Parliament voted Thursday to legalize same-sex marriage. The result followed a popular vote in which marriage equality prevailed easily. All that remained was for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the Parliament …

Opinion

Calvin Harris Might Have To Remix The Spice Girls Based Off A 5 Year Old Promise

The Australian government legalizing same sex marriage has been one of the great social triumphs in 2017. A movement that start with vocal advocates …

Music

Marriage equality: Tony Abbott weighed down no campaign, poll shows

Exclusive: Respondents paint a negative picture when asked to rate former prime minister’s contribution to same-sex marriage debate<p>“If you’re worried about religious freedom and freedom of speech, vote no, and if you don’t like political correctness, vote no because voting no will help to stop …

Equality

Why The Supreme Court Is Likely To Rule For Jack Phillips

If Tuesday’s oral argument is any indication, the year-long anticipation for the Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Court showdown will result in a narrow …

Conservative View

UK supermarkets to start selling stoneless avocados

A British supermarket is now selling stone-free avocados with edible skin.<p>The so-called "cocktail avocado" is 5cm-8cm in length and has a smooth, …

Creamy

UK woman refuses to move legs for man on train

A woman and man have had a huge argument on public transport in the UK, with the woman telling the man “Touch me again and I’ll f****** slap …

LGBTQ

A global snapshot of same-sex marriage

With the Australian Parliament’s recent passage of legislation legalizing gay marriage, 26 countries now permit gays and lesbians to wed. And if a …

Equality

Albion Park couple ‘excited’ as same-sex marriage bill signed into law

Josh Talbot and Jarrod Dellapina kiss after the same-sex marriage postal survey result was delivered on November 15. The couple got engaged the …

Marriage

Axios Sourced: The latest same-sex marriage fight

In the latest episode of Axios Sourced, Sam Baker describes the Supreme Court arguments in a case about a Christian baker who refused to bake a …

U.S. Politics

Same-sex weddings set to surge - over time

by Luke Misthos<p>The $2 billion wedding industry is preparing for a surge in business following the legalisation of same-sex marriage, but are not …

Fish

Abbott’s cowardly exit confirms what we thought all along

TONY Abbott proved last night a public vote for same-sex marriage was a farce from the beginning.<p>If ever a point didn’t need hammering home, this was …

Equality

Australian couple who pledged to divorce if same-sex marriage became law backtrack after vote

A Christian couple who pledged to get divorced if same-sex marriage became law in Australia have backtracked after today’s vote.<p>Nick and Sarah Jensen made the public promise in 2015 saying the decision was “matter of conscience” as they did not recognise the state’s right to redefine the …

Equality

Calvin Harris urged to mark Australia's gay marriage vote by honouring bizarre fan promise from 2012

It recently enshrined same-sex marriage into law.<p>So, perhaps unsurprisingly, countless Australians are planning major celebrations to mark the …

Calvin Harris

Same-sex marriage: How Australia's change compares to gay rights around the world

Millions of Australians are celebrating Parliament's passage of same-sex marriage laws after decades of political debate, activism and a drawn-out …

Equality

Japan's Lone Gay Lawmaker Says Same-Sex Marriage Will Take Years

Facing opposition from conservative elements in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party, Japan’s only openly gay lawmaker said it could take a …

Equality

These Pictures of Aussies Celebrating the Same-Sex Marriage Win Will Make You Emotional

On December 7, same-sex marriage was officially legalised in Australia. Following a momentous Yes vote from the postal survey, the House of …

Equality

Australia officially legalizes same-sex marriage

<b>Same-sex marriage</b> is now legal in Australia, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. Australia is the 26th country to legalize same-sex marriage.<p><b>The House</b> …

Equality

It’s official: Same-sex marriage legalised

Same-sex couples will be allowed to marry in Australia after new laws cleared federal parliament.<p>Only four MPs in the lower house voted against a …

Equality

LGBT advocates push for nationwide recognition of same-sex marriage

Calls are growing in Japan for same-sex marriage to be legalized so LGBT couples can enjoy the same benefits that heterosexual couples do.<p>While six …

Equality

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

Star tells haters ‘shame on you’

December 7, 2017 3:27PM<p>GAY rights supporters celebrated today after the same-sex marriage bill in Australia was finally passed. Following an …

Equality

Thursday's Morning Email: Australia Celebrates As Parliament Approves Same-Sex Marriage

Same-sex weddings are expected to begin in 2018.<p>TOP STORIES<p><i>(And want to get The Morning Email each weekday? Sign up here.)</i><p><b>AUSTRALIA CELEBRATES AS PARLIAMENT APPROVES SAME-SEX MARRIAGE</b> Only four members of Parliament voted against it. Same-sex weddings are expected to start taking place in 2018. …

News (U.S.)

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 …

Equality

Same-sex marriage legalised in Australia as politicians pass historic bill

ES News Email<p>Same-sex marriage has been made legal in Australia after politicians voted to pass a landmark bill.<p>The move comes after Australians …

Equality