24th January 2014
A quarter of all same-sex marriages in New Zealand are by Australians 3
1:11 PM — Nearly a hundred Australian same-sex couples have resorted to travelling to New Zealand to get married since August, due to Australia's equal marriage ban.
23rd January 2014
What this 4-year-old told the Australian PM about same-sex marriage will warm your heart 11
2:08 PM — A four-year-old girl has written a letter to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, asking him to "let boys marry boys and girls marry girls."
13th January 2014
Modern Family star pledges $10,000 towards same-sex marriage in Australia 1
3:51 PM — TV star Jesse Tyler Ferguson has pledged over $10,000 (£6,100) towards same-sex marriage in Australia.
7th January 2014
Australia: Gay man receives temporary halt on deportation to Pakistan 2
3:47 PM — A gay man residing in Brisbane has obtained a temporary visa preventing deportation to Pakistan as the Migration Review Panel (MRT) processes his case.
Australia: Anti-gay senator accused of having ‘obsession’ with gay people 9
3:44 PM — Australian Liberal Party Senator Cory Bernardi has been described as being obsessed with gay people due to his outspoken homophobic views.
3rd January 2014
Australia: Gay man in civil union faces deportation to Pakistan 14
2:38 PM — A gay man who has been living in Brisbane faces deportation to Pakistan.
16th December 2013
Australian Senator who linked equal marriage to polygamy calls on pro-equality minister to resign 18
12:57 PM — Australian Senator Cory Bernardi has called on former Liberal leader and current Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull to stop publicly advocating equal marriage or resign from government.
13th December 2013
Australian Prime Minister: Gay couples who married in the ACT knew their marriages could be annulled 27
11:19 AM — Prime Minister Tony Abbott says same-sex couples who married in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) knew there was a possibility their marriages would be annulled.
12th December 2013
Australian High Court bans gay couples from marrying 25
11:06 AM — Australia's High Court has overturned legislation allowing same-sex marriages in the Australian Capital Territory.
10th December 2013
Sydney: Film accused of homophobia and transphobia wins at film festival 8
11:28 AM — The film 'Bamboozled', which was accused of homophobia and transphobia, has won an award at the Tropfest short film festival in Sydney.
8th December 2013
Australia: First same-sex marriages held in ACT despite High Court challenge to equal marriage law 2
11:10 AM — Australia’s first same-sex marriage ceremonies were celebrated on Saturday irrespective of a High Court challenge to the Australian Capital Territory’s equal marriage law.
6th December 2013
Australian Labor MP to marry in ACT despite High Court challenge to equal marriage law 2
1:01 PM — Australian Labor politician Stephen Dawson will marry his same-sex partner today irrespective of a High Court challenge to the Australian Capital Territory's equal marriage law.
4th December 2013
Australia: Defence Department defends production of pride flag cufflinks 9
7:40 PM — The Australian Department of Defence has adamantly defended its production of pride flag cufflinks and lapel pins for soldiers.
Australia: ACT equal marriage law could be struck down five days after taking effect 9
6:56 PM — Just five days after the Australian Capital Territory's new equal marriage law comes into effect, it could be deemed unconstitutional in a High Court ruling.
Anonymous donor pledges to match AUD$20,000 in donations to Australian Marriage Equality 1
2:00 PM — An anonymous donor has pledged to match the next AUD$20,000 (£11,000) in donations to Australian Marriage Equality (AME).
2nd December 2013
Australia: ACT to defend new equal marriage law in imminent High Court hearing 2
8:08 PM — The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) will be forced to defend its newly implemented equal marriage law starting Tuesday as the country's High Court will hear a legal challenge to it.
23rd November 2013
Tony Abbott: It is ‘more than appropriate’ for the Governor General to back equal marriage 8
3:15 PM — Australian PM Tony Abbott has weighed in on the Governor General's remarks in favour of equal marriage to say they are "more than appropriate".
22nd November 2013
Australia: Governor General comes out in support of equal marriage 2
1:10 PM — The Australian Governor General this week indicated her support for equal marriage.
14th November 2013
Australia: New South Wales equal marriage efforts fail as bill is narrowly defeated 10
11:08 AM — A bill to legalise same-sex marriage in the Australian state of New South Wales has failed in a narrow vote of 19 to 21.
4th November 2013
December date set for High Court challenge of Australian Capital Territory’s equal marriage law 6
11:08 AM — A legal challenge against the Australian Capital Territory’s same-sex marriage law will be heard in the country’s High Court less than a week before the first weddings are due to take place.