15 May 2013
The Wanted joke they would ‘dabble’ with gay sex
Jay McGuiness, of the band The Wanted, has joked that most of his band mates would "dabble" with gay sex.
5 May 2013
Australia: Three available seats in Tasmanian Upper House likely to be populated with equal marriage opponents
Equal marriage efforts in Tasmania looked to have taken a blow this week, as three available seats on the Legislative Council were set to be taken by equal marriage opponents.
2 May 2013
Australia: Catholic priest breaks with official teachings to support civil unions
A Catholic priest in the Australian Capital Canberra, has departed from the official teachings of the church to say that committed same-sex relationships should be celebrated.
29 April 2013
Comment: To Australia’s Prime Minister: Follow the lead of your homeland (Wales) & support marriage equality
Murray Lipp, an Australian citizen living in New York and administrator of the Facebook page ‘Gay Marriage USA’, discusses Australia’s slow progress towards marriage equality in a comment piece for PinkNews.
29 April 2013
Australia: Liberal leader Tony Abbott says no to equal marriage referendum at election
Australia's opposition leader Tony Abbott, has said he does not agree with MP Tony Windsor, who proposed that the issue of equal marriage be put to a vote by Australians on election day in September.
28 April 2013
Australia: MP calls for election day referendum on equal marriage
An independent Australian MP has proposed that the issue of equal marriage be put to voters in a referendum, as soon as this September, in a move supported by the Green Party.
19 April 2013
Australia: Liberal leader Tony Abbott shifts position on party’s same-sex marriage stance
Australia’s opposition leader is suggesting his party will decide its position on equal marriage after September's election.
18 April 2013
Openly gay Australian MP: I doubt an equal marriage bill would currently pass in New South Wales
An openly gay MP in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, has said that she is not convinced that an equal marriage bill would currently be able to pass in the state's parliament.
17 April 2013
Over a thousand Australian same-sex couples to travel to New Zealand to wed
According to a survey by an equal marriage advocacy group, over a thousand Australian gay and lesbian couples are to travel to New Zealand in order to get married, now that equal marriage is set to become law there.
17 April 2013
Australian PM refuses to support equal marriage despite New Zealand victory
Australia’s Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, says she won’t be dropping her opposition to marriage equality, even though neighbouring New Zealand passed the measure on Wednesday.
16 April 2013
DIY rainbow crossings pop up across the world to protest removal of Sydney LGBT landmark
Since the removal of a rainbow road crossing in Sydney, which became an iconic symbol for the LGBT community, those protesting the decision have taken matters into their own hands, creating their own crossings across Australia, and around the world.
15 April 2013
Australia: Liberal leader Tony Abbott reiterates opposition to equal marriage
The leader of the opposition in Australia, Tony Abbott, has clarified his party's opposition to equal marriage during a community forum in Sydney.
10 April 2013
Australia: Sydney’s rainbow crossing dug up despite 15,000 strong petition to save it
The rainbow road crossing in Sydney’s LGBT district, which was painted for the city’s 35th Mardi Gras celebrations, has been dug up, officials noting a safety hazard, despite a 15,000 strong petition to save it.
9 April 2013
Australia: Tasmanian parliament advances bill to allow equal adoption
The Lower House of the Tasmanian parliament today resoundingly supported the advancement of legislation which would remove the ban on same-sex adoption.
5 April 2013
Sydney: Gay rights campaigner pleads not guilty to police assault charge
A gay rights campaigner has pleaded not guilty to charges of assaulting police and resisting arrest at last month's Sydney Mardi Gras.
5 April 2013
Australia: Sydney rainbow crossing to be removed for causing road safety hazard
A road crossing in Sydney's gay precinct which was painted in rainbow colours for the city's 35th Mardi Gras celebrations is set to be torn up later this month.
1 April 2013
Australia: Liberal leader Tony Abbott rules out supporting equal marriage
Australia’s opposition leader says he will continue to side against equal marriage - an issue which sees him at odds with parts of his family.
26 March 2013
Australia: Thousands sign petition to keep rainbow pedestrian crossing in Sydney
Over 12,000 people have signed a petition urging the government of New South Wales to keep a rainbow pedestrian crossing which was painted in central Sydney this year to celebrate Mardi Gras.
18 March 2013
Australia: Liberal MP predicts Coalition will ‘evolve’ to support marriage equality
Australian Liberal MP Kelly O'Dwyer has said she predicts the centre-right coalition, which whipped its MPs to vote against equal marriage last year, will become more accepting of same-sex marriage over time.
11 March 2013
Australia: Video footage emerges of new angle on Sydney Mardi Gras alleged police brutality
New video footage has emerged which shows a different perspective on one case of alleged policy brutality at Sydney Mardi Gras, as it appears to show one of those who accused the police of brutality, resisting arrest.