gay marriage

Former Australian PM says he was head-butted after anti-gay marriage event

Former Australian PM says he was head-butted after anti-gay marriage event

Australia's prime minister on Friday urged restraint in the nation's same-sex marriage debate after a former prime minister who gave the people a direct say in the divisive issue...
Arizona Supreme Court: Same-sex couples have same parenting rights as opposite-sex couples

Arizona Supreme Court: Same-sex couples have same parenting rights as opposite-sex couples

The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex spouses have the same parental rights as opposite-sex spouses....
Berejiklian breaks ranks with her church for 'no-brainer' Yes vote

Berejiklian breaks ranks with her church for 'no-brainer' Yes vote

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian breaks ranks with her ethnic church and declares she will be voting Yes in the same-sex marriage postal survey....
I've sent back my same-sex marriage survey forms. Now what?

I've sent back my same-sex marriage survey forms. Now what?

If you've sent back your same-sex marriage form, you may be wondering what happens next. Australia hasn't done this before, so find out how it will work....
This wedding was called off because of a Facebook post

This wedding was called off because of a Facebook post

A priest has refused to marry a couple because the bride-to-be posted her support for same-sex marriage on Facebook. The couple were all set for a November wedding at a...
What do voters in your neighbourhood think about same-sex marriage?

What do voters in your neighbourhood think about same-sex marriage?

Polling consistently shows most voters support same-sex marriage — see how views vary across the country....
Vilification set to be outlawed during same-sex marriage survey

Vilification set to be outlawed during same-sex marriage survey

Laws to safeguard against hate speech during the same-sex marriage postal survey campaign are set to pass federal Parliament this week....
Government and Labor agree on hate speech safeguards for same-sex marriage survey

Government and Labor agree on hate speech safeguards for same-sex marriage survey

The Federal Government and Labor have agreed on new temporary laws to safeguard against hate speech during the same-sex marriage postal survey....
The postal survey envelopes may not be as secure as you think

The postal survey envelopes may not be as secure as you think

Photos shared widely on social media appear to expose a trick that could reveal the responses inside same-sex marriage postal survey envelopes....
Australian to soon post ballots in gay marriage survey

Australian to soon post ballots in gay marriage survey

Australians begin receiving their postal ballots on legalizing gay marriage from Tuesday as a new opinion poll showed that most of those who intend to vote are in favour of...
Same-sex marriage splits Australia as vote spurs bigotry fears

Same-sex marriage splits Australia as vote spurs bigotry fears

Starting Tuesday, Australians will vote on whether to legalize same-sex marriage, and the issue is creating division....
Same-sex marriage survey vote put up for auction on eBay

Same-sex marriage survey vote put up for auction on eBay

An eBay listing for an Australian's vote in the same-sex marriage postal survey attracts condemnation from both the Yes and No camps....
Australian court dismisses challenge to gay marriage survey

Australian court dismisses challenge to gay marriage survey

Australians will be surveyed on their support for gay marriage from next week after the nation's highest court dismissed challenges to the government's power to conduct the postal...
High Court to hand down decision on same-sex marriage survey today

High Court to hand down decision on same-sex marriage survey today

The High Court will deliver its decision this afternoon on whether a voluntary postal survey on same-sex marriage will go ahead....
Emotion of same-sex marriage debate largely absent in High Court hearing

Emotion of same-sex marriage debate largely absent in High Court hearing

As both sides of the same-sex marriage debate await the High Court's decision on the postal survey, the emotion of the debate has largely been missing....
Government lawyers make case for same-sex marriage survey in High Court

Government lawyers make case for same-sex marriage survey in High Court

The Commonwealth puts forward its arguments, as the same-sex marriage postal survey is challenged in the High Court....
The Nashville Statement Is the Religious Right’s Death Rattle

The Nashville Statement Is the Religious Right’s Death Rattle

Beneath an unequivocal stance against queer sexual orientation lies a deep insecurity about the Christian right's position in American politics....
Same-sex marriage survey funding 'not urgent, not unforeseen'

Same-sex marriage survey funding 'not urgent, not unforeseen'

The High Court begins hearing arguments against the Federal Government's planned same-sex marriage voluntary postal survey....
Same-sex marriage survey in the balance as High Court hears challenges

Same-sex marriage survey in the balance as High Court hears challenges

Who is fighting against the same-sex marriage postal survey and what arguments will they be making in the High Court today?...
The gay couple who oppose same-sex marriage

The gay couple who oppose same-sex marriage

Ben Rogers and Mark Poidevin are committed to preserving traditional marriage and say the postal survey could be a Brexit or Trump moment for Australia....
Anti-gay marriage campaign doc attacked

Anti-gay marriage campaign doc attacked

GAY marriage supporters are calling for a doctor’s medical licence to be revoked after she appeared in an ad for the ‘no’ campaign....
“It’s amazing what ends up on the cutting floor,” said Peter Helliar.

“It’s amazing what ends up on the cutting floor,” said Peter Helliar.

THE team from Channel Ten’s The Project has landed in hot water in some quarters for airing a pointed take-down of a controversial ad opposing same-sex marriage....
'Vote yes' flags fly across Sydney as part of council's $100k campaign

'Vote yes' flags fly across Sydney as part of council's $100k campaign

One could be mistaken for thinking it is Mardi Gras time on Sydney's Oxford Street with the many rainbow flags lining the street, but it is actually just the beginning of the City...
Dual citizenship and gay marriage debate puts government at risk

Dual citizenship and gay marriage debate puts government at risk

THE Government risks a High Court hiding on dual citizenship and funding the same-sex marriage postal survey, a key expert warned today....
Why the No campaign's first TV ad will work

Why the No campaign's first TV ad will work

It looks like those running the No campaign know a thing or two about running an advertising campaign....
Coalition MPs launch ‘Yes’ campaign for gay marriage postal survey

Coalition MPs launch ‘Yes’ campaign for gay marriage postal survey

COALITION MPs are set to launch their campaign urging Australians to vote “Yes” in next month’s postal survey on same-sex marriage today....
Catholics defy Church on gay marriage

Catholics defy Church on gay marriage

A MAJORITY of Catholics, Christians and other religious people support gay marriage and will likely vote for it in the postal survey, according to a new poll....
Gay marriage: Christopher Pyne tells ‘No’ vote campaigners to quit ‘red herring’ arguments as enrolments close

Gay marriage: Christopher Pyne tells ‘No’ vote campaigners to quit ‘red herring’ arguments as enrolments close

A SENIOR Liberal has warned opponents of gay marriage to stop making red herring arguments against change as enrolments for the postal vote closed....
Church’s bid to make same-sex history

Church’s bid to make same-sex history

A CHURCH in Melbourne has shown its support for marriage equality, and said that it wants to be the first church to marry a same-sex couple....
Last chance: Everything you need to know about how to vote in gay marriage postal plebiscite

Last chance: Everything you need to know about how to vote in gay marriage postal plebiscite

US singer Meghan Trainor has slammed Australia’s anti-marriage equality campaigners, after she discovered her image appeared in an ad urging people to vote ‘no’ in the same-sex...
“Your bigoted waiter can speak four languages? ... let’s hope he understands ‘You’re fired’.”

“Your bigoted waiter can speak four languages? ... let’s hope he understands ‘You’re fired’.”

A WASHINGTON steakhouse waiter shamed a gay couple last week for wanting to share a sundae, according to reports....
Darebin votes to dump Australia Day

Darebin votes to dump Australia Day

DAREBIN council has defied the Federal Government and dumped its citizenship ceremony from Australia Day, a week after a similar decision saw Yarra Council stripped of citizenship...
A town divided as same-sex marriage is debated in the bush

A town divided as same-sex marriage is debated in the bush

Same-sex marriage advocates travelled to regional towns over the weekend to encourage people to enrol to vote. Their first stop was a town that's split over whether to vote yes or...
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce to campaign for Yes vote on same-sex marriage

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce to campaign for Yes vote on same-sex marriage

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce will throw his company's support behind the Yes campaign for same-sex marriage....
Church gay sackings threat met with silence

Church gay sackings threat met with silence

MAJOR political parties are refusing to weigh in to a threat from the Catholic Church that gay teachers and nurses could be fired if they marry their partners....
Liberal MPs opposing same-sex marriage plebiscite warned they risk 'destroying' Coalition

Liberal MPs opposing same-sex marriage plebiscite warned they risk 'destroying' Coalition

Conservatives in the Federal Government warn Liberal MPs trying to break the impasse on same sex marriage they risk destroying the Coalition, as internal divisions over the issue...
Gay rights Democratic club nixes endorsement of city councilman

Gay rights Democratic club nixes endorsement of city councilman

A prominent gay rights Democratic club Thursday night voted to yank its re-election endorsement of Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez after he backed one of the city’s most vocal anti-gay...
Public money to fund Yes campaign in ACT

Public money to fund Yes campaign in ACT

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr cops a backlash over a move to dip into the public purse to promote the Yes vote in the upcoming same-sex marriage postal survey....
Aussie Hollywood star Margot Robbie says ‘yes’

Aussie Hollywood star Margot Robbie says ‘yes’

AUSSIE actress Margot Robbie has thrown her support behind the ‘yes’ vote for the postal plebiscite on same-sex marriage....
Hollywood star says ‘yes’

Hollywood star says ‘yes’

AUSSIE actress Margot Robbie has thrown her support behind the ‘yes’ vote for the postal plebiscite on same-sex marriage....
City councilman slammed by gay activists for endorsing Ruben Diaz Sr.

City councilman slammed by gay activists for endorsing Ruben Diaz Sr.

City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, who is vying to become the next speaker, is coming under fire from gay activists for endorsing state Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. for an open Bronx seat....
A former minister has likened same-sex couples to cycling mates

A former minister has likened same-sex couples to cycling mates

OF ALL the reasons to say “no” to gay marriage this has to be the most bizarre....
Anti-sexism laws for same-sex marriage vote

Anti-sexism laws for same-sex marriage vote

THE Turnbull Government will try to force special laws through Parliament this week to stop sexist and bigoted promotional material in the same-sex postal vote despite concerns it...
‘No’ campaign has a big battle ahead

‘No’ campaign has a big battle ahead

HAVING flown out of Australia on the day news broke of an ISIS plot to bomb an Etihad plane, and watched an impressive display of Chinese military might on Hong Kong TV, amid...
Houston Sued over Possible Denial of Benefits to Gay Spouses

Houston Sued over Possible Denial of Benefits to Gay Spouses

Three city employees and their spouses who are concerned that Houston could be forced to stop paying benefits to same-sex spouses due to an ongoing civil case on Thursday sued the...
Latest Album Reviews: Jen Cloher, Paul Kelly, Lance Ferguson, Kesha, Crooked Colours

Latest Album Reviews: Jen Cloher, Paul Kelly, Lance Ferguson, Kesha, Crooked Colours

5 star records don’t knock on your door every day....
Tony Abbott and his sister have agreed to disagree on gay marriage

Tony Abbott and his sister have agreed to disagree on gay marriage

TONY Abbott’s sister has denied the same-sex marriage debate has split the Abbott family despite an ugly spat between the siblings over her first marriage....
'I still call Australia home-ophobic': Tim Minchin releases postal vote protest song

'I still call Australia home-ophobic': Tim Minchin releases postal vote protest song

Australian comedian and musician Tim Minchin enters the same-sex marriage postal vote debate, releasing a music video to the tune of Peter Allen's classic I Still Call Australia...
Court challenge filed against Australian gay marriage ballot

Court challenge filed against Australian gay marriage ballot

Gay-rights advocates filed a court challenge Thursday to the government's unusual plan to canvass Australians' opinion on gay marriage next month, while a retired judge said he...
‘Remember that 40 per cent of the population opposes the change’

‘Remember that 40 per cent of the population opposes the change’

THE ABC has reminded its journalists to restrain themselves from campaigning in favour of same-sex marriage on social media and in their news coverage....