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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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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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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How to get married in the UK if you are a non-EU citizen

People often think that getting married in the UK is extremely easy. In reality though, for non-EU nationals getting married in the UK the process can be a long one filled with a lot of red-tape.

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Is being married too old to do the working holiday thing?

Why not see the world at an age when you can better appreciate the history and the culture, not just the cheap hostel beds and student drinking prices? Why not move to London, jobless and homeless in your first year of marriage?

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Same-sex marriage plebiscite bill defeated in Senate

In the 33 to 29 vote against the marriage equality plebscite bill, Labor joined senators from the Greens, the Nick Xenaphon group and Derryn Hinch to deny its passage.

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Labor introduces same-sex marriage bill to parliament

Labor and Greens table seperate marriage equality bills, both pushing for a parliamentary vote to settle the issue without the government’s proposed same-sex marriage plebiscite.

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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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Aussie man’s proposal goes viral

Video: Australian Liam Cooper proposed to his girlfriend of 7 years in such an awesome way we’re sure she’s forgiven him the long wait.

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