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.
In a first for Queensland politics, candidates for Brisbane City Council’s upcoming election responded to a survey addressing LGBTI issues facing the city’s diverse community.
The historic moment saw the Relationships (Civil Partnerships) and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2015 passed easily with 64 MPs voting in favour and 22 against.
Queensland’s Liberal-National Opposition is likely to vote against the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s plans to reinstate civil unions and state-sanctioned ceremonies. However, there is confusion over one LNP state MP’s reported plans to cross the floor.
Forty parents have travelled to the national capital to protest at the lack of a free vote on marriage equality as a cross-party bill is debated and despatched in less than 10 minutes.
Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard has changed her mind on marriage equality, two years after she left Australia’s highest office.
Canberra Airport lit up in rainbow colours, greeting politicians after a busy weekend that saw thousands attend nationwide rallies calling for the legislation of gay marriage.
Queensland’s new Labor party led by Premier Anastasia Palaszczuk is now being urged to honour its election commitments made to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans* and intersex community in areas of health, law and education.