Australia Votes for Same-Sex Marriage

Over 60% of Australian voters have said yes to same sex marriage and PM Malcolm Turnbull reckons that  same sex partners will be able to wed by Christmas. After a long and hard fought campaign Australia voted to join its new world cousins New Zealand and Canada by voting in favour of same sex couples […]

Australia high court overturns ACT gay marriage law

Australia high court overturns ACT gay marriage law – Australia’s High Court has overturned legislation allowing gay marriage in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). The ACT parliament passed a bill in October making the territory the first part of Australia to legalise same-sex weddings.

Kevin Rudd – if we believed every word of the Bible, we might as well have ‘fought for the confederacy in the US civil war.’

Kevin Rudd – if we believed every word of the Bible, we might as well have‘fought for the confederacy in the US civil war.’ Australia’s PM Kevin Rudd gives ‘answer of the century’ on gay marriage. As the run up to the election heats up, the Christian leader of the Labour party tells a pastor exactly why he believes in equality.

Will the World Ever Be Ridded of 'Panic defence'?

The American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section has passed a resolution to protect victims of so called gay and transgender ‘panic’ legal defenses and will take the resolution to the association’s annual meeting in August. The passing of the resolution by the Criminal Justice Section, which supports members of the LGBT community by no longer […]

No Same-Sex marriage for Australia

The Australian House of Representatives voted 92 to 48 against same sex marriage yesterday. Both the prime minister Julia Gillard and opposition leader Tony Abbott, plus former prime minister Kevin Rudd, voted against the bill. Labour member Stephen Jones urged campaigners to, “Maintain your rage”. Some individual Australian states, including the formerly notoriously homophobic Tasmania, are yet to vote on same-sex […]

Australian Star Comes Out and Launches a Missive

Kath and Kim star Magda Szubanski has come out as a lesbian and posed the question “How come serial killers can get married but we can’t?” to her government. British-born Szubanski, 50, who plays Sharon Strzelecki, stool pigeon to the two main characters, came out on Australian TV on Valentine’s Day 2012 and used the opportunity to […]

Australian Tennis Champ Stubbs backs gay rights protest

Four-time grand slam doubles champion Rennae Stubbs says she fully backs activists showing their support for gay rights at the Australian Open starting next week. Stubbs, who has been open about her homosexuality for six years, said it was only fair that people had the same voice as former Australian great Margaret Court who prompted […]