At its recent meeting Darwin Council passed a motion in favour of marriage equality. In an Australian first, the council called on the National General Assembly of Local Government to also endorse the reform.
Everyone in the Senate except the kitchen sink voted against going ahead with a vote on marriage equality this week.
A new Essential Poll — which usually delivers lower levels of support than other polls — shows marriage equality support has grown to 64 per cent.
Estimates from PwC has shown that a plebiscite would not only cost hundreds of million dollars more than a parliamentary vote, but the cost of the mental health impact on LGBTI people would also be exponential.
As part of ‘fg’ — Star Observer’s festival guide for the 2016 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras season — community members involved in six specific areas of our history shared their reflections on how far LGBTI rights have come, and the momentum needed to achieve full equality.
Psychologists and marriage equality advocates have slammed a leaked pamphlet campaigning against marriage equality as damaging.
The Nationals’ membership base have rejected the notion of a plebiscite on marriage equality, according to the AME.
The Liberal Party appears to be in hot water after two of its conservative MPs have come forward to say they would still vote against a marriage equality bill even if a plebiscite were to be successfully in favour of it.
Advocates have called the lack of recognition for a gay married couple as degrading.