24 December 2009
Father accused of forcing ‘gay’ son to have sex with a prostitute
A father is standing trial in Queensland, Australia, for allegedly forcing his 14-year-old son to sleep with a prostitute because he thought the boy was gay.
17 December 2009
Australian music teacher acquitted of lesbian affair with student
An Australian music teacher has been acquitted over allegations she had a lesbian affair with a 15-year-old pupil.
10 December 2009
New Jersey’s gay marriage vote cancelled
The state Senate vote on gay marriage in New Jersey has been cancelled.
30 November 2009
Australian teacher accused of lesbian affair with pupil
An Australian music teacher has pleaded not guilty to repeatedly counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a female pupil.
27 November 2009
Australian gay marriage ‘could lead to incest and polygamy’, religious figures say
Marriage equality rights in Australia could lead to legal recognition of incest and polygamy, critics have said.
A Senate inquiry yesterday recommended that gay marriahe should not be legalised, although the government has allowed civil union ceremonies to remain in the ACT.
26 November 2009
Australian government backs down on civil union ceremonies
The Australian federal government has opted not to quash laws allowing legally-binding civil union ceremonies for gay couples in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
25 November 2009
Gay couple have Australia’s first legally recognised civil union ceremony
Warren McGaw and Chris Rumble have become the first Australian gay couple to have their civil partnership ceremony legally recognised.
24 November 2009
Australian prime minister tipped to veto civil unions
Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd will overturn legislation allowing legally-binding civil partnership ceremonies in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), it has been reported.
23 November 2009
Australian prime minister challenged on gay marriage by party
Kevin Rudd, the prime minister of Australia, has been challenged by his party to pass legislation allowing gay marriage.
16 November 2009
‘Homophobic’ Beenie Man concerts axed in Australia and New Zealand
A string of concerts by Jamaican reggae star Beenie Man have been cancelled after organisers faced a wave of protest from gay rights groups.
4 November 2009
Lesbian mothers in Tasmania get legal recognition
Lesbian mothers who are not the biological parents of their children have been granted legal recognition by Tasmania's legislative council.
30 September 2009
Tasmania to give gay couples official ceremonies
Gay couples in the Australian state of Tasmania will soon be able to have an official ceremony in which to register their relationships.
14 September 2009
Gay Australians want marriage, not partnerships
A survey of gay and lesbian Australians has found that the majority would prefer marriage over civil partnerships.
9 September 2009
Australia’s HIV rates lowest for ten years
Rates of HIV infections in Australia are at their lowest level in ten years, according to new official figures.
18 August 2009
Australian trans men win court appeal over surgery
Two Australian trans men have won a court appeal allowing them to be legally recognised as men without having to have their female reproductive organs removed.
3 August 2009
Gay couples protest Australian gay marriage ban with mock weddings
Around 2,000 demonstrators marched on the Labor Party's annual conference in Sydney, Australia, to protest about the continuing ban on gay marriage.
29 July 2009
Australian prime minister stands firm against gay marriage
Kevin Rudd, the prime minister of Australia, has said that while he welcomes debate on gay marriage, he will not support it.
23 July 2009
Men banned from lesbian event in Australia
A company in Australia specialising in lesbian parties has won a case allowing it to ban men from its events.
16 June 2009
Australian survey finds rise in support for gay marriage
A survey has found rising support for gay marriage in Australia.
15 June 2009
IVF delay for gay parents in Australia
Despite government legislation to allow gay couples access to IVF treatment in Victoria, Australia, many aspiring parents have had their applications delayed due to a lack of resources.