Same-sex weddings in January, after historic parliamentary vote

There was ecstatic scenes in a packed public gallery, with people draped in rainbow flags singing “I am, you are, we are Australian”, and some MPs joining in from the chamber floor.

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How the same-sex marriage vote will impact on human rights and democracy

OPINION & ANALYSIS: As former British PM David Cameron said, he supported same-sex marriage because he is a conservative. Unfortunately, his Australian counterparts have a less generous vision of conservatism.

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The road to same-sex marriage support has been long – and the fight isn’t over yet

OPINION & ANALYSIS: It is only since 2013 that LGBTIQ people have been protected under federal anti-discrimination laws. It is now up to the PM to reject any marriage bill that diminishes these protections.

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Jubilation as Australia votes YES to same-sex marriage – reaction

LGBTQI community celebrates as the results of the postal survey show Australians are in favour of marriage equality 62% to 38%, paving the way for legislation.

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Same-sex marriage ‘No’ campaign had “moral integrity of Trevor Chappell”, says Magda

Actress and LGBTQI activist Magda Szubanski calls for national unity following ‘Yes’ result in marriage equality vote, but then lashes out at ‘No’ campaign.

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Same-sex marriage ballot participation rate passes Irish referendum

ABS estimates it has now received 10 million ballots. Anglican diocese reveals it gave $1 million to ‘no’ campaign while ‘yes’ campaign urges those who have not yet voted, including people overseas, to do so.

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BUMSEX appears on same-sex marriage survey papers – redfaced ABS apologises

ABS claims cheeky code on marriage equality postal vote form was randomly generated by complex security algorithm.

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Marriage vote: how advocacy ads exploit our emotions in divisive debates

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Without an adequate counter from the Yes campaign – especially one offering more emotionally compelling messages – the advantages of the No campaign are likely to narrow the polling gap significantly.

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High Court gives go-ahead for marriage equality ballot

Immediately after the decision, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told parliament he encouraged every Australian to have their say in the ballot, repeated that he and his wife Lucy would be voting yes, and turned on Bill Shorten.

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“We love our children”: Penny Wong’s blistering speech on same-sex marriage vote [VIDEO]

WATCH: Lesbian mum Senator Penny Wong blasts government’s proposed plebiscite on same-sex marriage as a “stunt” that will expose kids to hatred, in remarkable speech to parliament.

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Explainer: with no free vote for now, where next for marriage equality?

OPINION & ANALYSIS: So, the government seems determined to give voters a voice, and equally determined not to be bound by what those voters say. How did we get here and where to now?

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Same-sex marriage plebiscite block over mental health “ridiculous” says Turnbull

“Are we going to say that we may not have a public debate on a topic when it is alleged that there will be a minority, some small groups, that will act intemperately?” – Malcolm Turnbull.

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Greens say ‘no’ to same-sex marriage plebicite

“A plebiscite will be harmful, it’ll be divisive, it’ll be expensive and we should never put questions of human rights to an opinion poll,” Senator Di Natale said.

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Rudd brings Big Brother housemates to tears while Abbott causes cringe

ELECTION13 | Australian political leaders have made a video pitch to contestants in this year’s Big Brother Australia house in the lead-up to Saturday’s federal election.

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Election13 | Katy Perry questions Abbott on gay marriage

AUSTRALIAN ELECTION 13 | American pop star Katy Perry blindsided Opposition Tony Abbott on Australian radio yesterday with questions regarding his policy on gay marriage.

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