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In a historic ruling by the European Court of Justice, all EU member states must recognise the residency rights of married same-sex couples – even if the country has not yet legalised equal marriage. The ruling is in response to a case in which Romanian authorities were accused of discrimination against Adrian Coman, who wanted to live in his home country with his American husband Claibourn Robert Hamilton. The couple had been living together for four years in the US, before...
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Thousands of people are set to take to the streets of Belfast this weekend – to call on UK Prime Minister Theresa May to legislate for equal marriage in Northern Ireland. Polling shows that an overwhelming majority in Northern Ireland support equal marriage, but progress on the issue has been stalled for many years due to political instability and opposition from the hardline Democratic Unionist Party. Campaigners fear that following the collapse of power-sharing in the region, it could be many...
Czech Republic

A large majority of voters in the Czech Republic now support equal marriage – as pressure grows in the country to end a ban on same-sex weddings. 16 countries across Western and Northern Europe have now introduced same-sex marriage, but progress has been slower across Central and Eastern European countries, where polls suggest a majority still oppose the reform – leading to a stark divide across the continent. However, a poll this week in the Czech Republic shows that support for...
australia

Same-sex couples can now adopt children anywhere in Australia. The Northern Territory was the last region of the country holding out against the tide of progress – until this week. In a historic move, lawmakers added amendments to the NT Adoption of Children Act which mean that same-sex couples – as well as de facto couples – can now legally adopt. Before now, only straight couples were allowed this right. The decision comes after the federal Parliament’s followed the country’s wishes – expressed...
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An Australian equal marriage campaigner has said that LGB couples are waiting to tie the knot because “they are too tired” after campaigning for their rights to marriage. After enduring nearly three months of campaigning to score an overwhelming 66.1% “yes” vote in the Australian same-sex marriage referendum, Australian Marriage Equality board member Sarah Midgley said that people probably need “a little break” before they get hitched in droves after the vote. “Many people maybe need a little break since the...
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Respondents said they faced more physical or verbal assaults following the announcement of the postal vote than before. The number of assaults against LGBT people doubled during Australia’s equal marriage postal vote, new research has revealed. Over 9,500 LGBT people and allies participated in a survey conducted by the Australia Institute and the National LGBTI Health Alliance to investigate the impact of the postal vote. Preliminary results were released this week, and it found that the vote took a massive toll on...
milo

The disgraced media personality continues to be a Grade A pr**k. Milo Yiannopoulos has encouraged Australians to vote ‘No’ to equal marriage in the country’s ongoing postal survey on the issue – just weeks after marrying his own boyfriend in Hawaii. The disgraced journalist and media personality, who resigned from right-wing news outlet Breibart in February following the leak of a video in which he appeared to defend paedophilia, said he opposed equal marriage on the grounds of religious freedom. He he...
Tony-Abbott

Tony Abbott was not headbutted for opposing same-sex marriage despite his claims to the contrary. Mr Abbott, the country’s right-wing former Prime Minister, has been a vocal opponent of same-sex marriage as voters have their say on the issue in a binding postal vote. He was a victim of an attack during a confrontation yesterday after attending a meeting with anti-gay marriage campaigners in the city of Hobart. Mr Abbott’s sustained only “minor injuries” in the attack, which the politician claimed was...
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Elton John has made an emotional plea for equal marriage on Instagram. Gay icon Elton John has called for equal marriage in Australia in an emotional Instagram post yesterday (September 21). The singer, who married David Furnish in 2014, stated that being able to “openly love” is what makes life “truly worth living.” John also confessed his love for the country, before stating he hopes it can “embrace the honest and courage” for marriage equality. He wrote: “Almost 24 years ago, I met...
ABS-PostalVote

16 million barcodes have been issued to Australian voters, and one citizen found the hidden word. Australia’s equal marriage postal vote is underway, but the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has been forced to apologise after one voter noticed a hidden word on his friend’s form. Around 16 million survey cards were sent out to voters, each with a unique barcode. However, one citizen took to Twitter to reveal that one of the many unique barcodes spelt out the word “BUMSEX”. Despite...
sam-smith

The 'Too Good at Goodbyes' singer has spoken out after anti-gay skywriting was spotted in Sydney over the weekend, Sam Smith has urged Australians to back equal marriage as the country begins to cast ballots in a non-binding postal vote on the issue of LGBT+ equality. The ‘Too Good at Goodbyes’ singer lent his voice to the campaign for equality Down Under after skywriting encouraging Australians to vote against same-sex marriage was spotted over Sydney on Sunday morning (September 17). Sam, who...
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Rest In Power. Gay rights activist Edith Windsor has passed away aged 88, her wife Judith Kasen-Windsor confirmed to the New York Times. Windsor’s Supreme Court case back in 2013 overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, giving same-sex married couples federal recognition in the US for the first time. After her previous wife, Thea Spyer, died she sued the US government after being ordered to pay $363,053 (£224,940) in federal estate tax. They had been together for 44 years and married in Canada...
fathers-day

The media is propagating yet more fake news ahead of the vote on equal marriage in Australia. A group known as Dads4Kids made a splash today after claiming in the Australian that they were banned from taking out a TV ad ‘celebrating’ Father’s Day, ahead of a postal vote on equal marriage this month. The Father’s Day ad, which featured exclusively heterosexual couples, was set to air on September 3 on Free TV, but the network flagged it as containing undeclared...
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Homophobes were saying gay people were 'worthy of death' RuPaul’s Drag Race star Sharon Needles kissed his boyfriend in front of homophobic protestors. Real name Aaron Coady, the 35-year-old season 4 winner decided to fight back in front of group shouting bigotry in the street. With boyfriend Chad O’Connell, the two locked lips to prove love will always trump hate. https://www.instagram.com/p/BQgjsTjASq9/ It shows remarkable similarity to a kiss that went viral during the protests against same-sex marriage in France in 2012. Hundreds of thousands of...

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