The great Oscar Wilde’s Australian connection

Although not generally known, there was a considerable warmth for Irish born playwright Oscar Wilde in Australia while at home he was vilified.

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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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Revealed: who supports marriage equality in Australia – and who doesn’t

OPINION & ANALYSIS: There’s an overwhelming tide of support toward the rights of same-sex couples within Australian society. However, certain groups are clearly lagging behind in their support and will need further convincing.

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Talk of same-sex marriage impinging on religious freedom is misconceived: here’s why

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Now, in the marriage equality debate, those who fought against religious freedom protection are suddenly all for it.

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How to vote in the same-sex marriage plebiscite from overseas

You only have till Thursday to update your details as an overseas elector to take part in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey, the so-called same-sex marriage plebiscite.

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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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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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The ‘Neoz Cons’ against same-sex marriage

OPINION: The spectre of George Brandis fossicking about for a “G spot” is just too horrid to contemplate; notwithstanding the other politicians already mentioned. So don’t read this article more than once. It could put you off sex for ever.

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