A group of activists are worried the issue of marriage equality is being swept under the carpet and want to remind Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull that it’s still important for many people.
Homophobic acts, including verbal abuse, failed to dampen the spirits of participants at Saturday’s Rainbow Run.
The news comes after the state government also announced it would introduce legislation to allow gay men to expunge convictions of consensual homosexual acts before it was decriminalised.
The LGBTI community has said it loud and clear: any form of public vote on marriage equality is a bad idea. And there are many reasons why. Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby co-convenor Sean Mulcahy explains.
Meanwhile, one of Australia’s leading LGBTI sexual health organisations issued a strong statement opposing a plebiscite.
Thanks to the surge in momentum that followed the introduction of same-sex marriage in Ireland and the US recently, Australia is now the closest it has ever been to achieving marriage equality. In the latest Hotseat segment inside the Star Observer’s August edition, Justin Koonin gets to the bottom of what needs to be done in order for it to soon become a reality.