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G’Day For LGBTQ Equality: Australia Legalizes Same Sex Marriage

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On December 7, Australia became the 25th country to recognize same-sex marriage. The nation’s parliament passed a nearly unanimous bill allowing any two adults to wed. This legislative effort was prompted by an historic mail-in referendum survey vote that demonstrated 61.6% of the participants were in support of legalizing same sex-marriage. This series of events…

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Pauline Hanson Hasn’t Met You, But She Hates You Anyway

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Pauline Hanson, a far right Australian leader who looks like a shriveled up version of Rosalyn Harris, a random evil vampire from True Blood, has voiced concerns that same-sex marriage could lead to polygamy and even pedophilia. While 61.6% of Australians have indicated their support for same-sex marriage, Australia’s Parliament still has to officially vote…

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Wedding Bells To Ring In January For Oldest Australian Same-Sex Couple

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On Wednesday Australians, in a public opinion referendum, voted to endorse same-sex marriage by a margin of 62% to 38%. The voluntary mail ballot turnout was 79.5%. The vote of approval paves the way for parliament to pass legislation legalizing same-sex marriage, hopefully before the holidays. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball encouraged same-sex couples to embark…

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Thumbs Up For Marriage Equality Down Under: Australians Says ‘I Do’

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The land Down-Under has given a huge thumbs-up to marriage equality! In an historic (and controversial) mail-in vote, over 12.7 million Australians, nearly 80 percent of those eligible voted and a whopping 61.6 percent have voted ‘YES’ to have Australia join every other western country in legalizing gay marriage. The results were announced on Wednesday…

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Macklemore Joins Australian Marriage Equality Fight, Releases New Music

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As Australia proceeds with a postal survey that will determine if same-sex couples can marry there, American rapper Macklemore is giving a strong argument in favor of the “Vote Yes” folks. The bluntly attractive “Thrift Shop” singer is planning to perform his pro-LGBTQ song “Same Love” at the country’s National Rugby League grand final on…

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Bugger Off! A ‘Straight Lives Matter’ Rally Is Happening In Australia

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(Editor’s Note: We had zero interest in seeing more pasty, angry-faced protestors this week so we’ve decided to use a pic from Priscilla to kick off this article.) In anticipation of Australia’s postal vote on same-sex marriage equality, the anti-marriage-equality group Party of Freedom will hold a “Straight Lives Matter,” rally on September 23 in…

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Captain Planet Joins The Fight For Marriage Equality Down Under

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With a single Facebook post, Captain Planet, the muscle-bound animated ‘90s superhero/eco-warrior, has come out in favor of a ‘Yes’ vote for same-sex marriage in Australia.   The vote is scheduled for August 24, and the “yes” campaign is pulling out all the stops to bring equality to Australia. Captain Planet is the latest voice…

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