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Australia’s first same-sex weddings take place

Posted by on Dec 16, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

The first same-sex weddings were expected to happen from January 9 next year but some couples have been eligible for exemptions allowing...

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Here’s why there will be a same-sex wedding in Australia before Christmas

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

If you want to get hitched in Australia, you’ve got to wait a month. But Australia’s first legal same-sex wedding will...

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These women will probably be the first same-sex couple to marry in Australia — and it’s happening next week

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

Megan Stapleton and Stephanie Dyball will tie the knot in Victoria in what looks likely to be Australia’s first same-sex wedding,...

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Perth couple poised to become first in Australia to file for same-sex divorce

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

As same-sex couples rushed to registry offices this weekend to file their intention to marry, lawyers in Perth were lodging documents of a...

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Same-sex couples married overseas to have vows recognised

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

At the stroke of midnight, Amanda and Amy — and thousands of other same-sex couples who married in overseas jurisdictions — will have...

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Same-sex couples married overseas have vows recognised

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

At the stroke of midnight, Amanda and Amy — and thousands of other same-sex couples who married in overseas jurisdictions — had their...

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Same-sex marriage signed into law by Governor-General

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

Couples who have already married overseas will have their relationships recognised in Australia from midnight tonight, and the first...

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This church has been bombarded with same-sex wedding bookings — but there’s a catch

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

The Paddington Uniting Church has been overwhelmed with requests from gay couples to get married there, but there’s one more hurdle...

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The power play behind the rainbow flag: How the PM made it through this year

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

If the Government was going to fall as a result of a vote in the house, it would have been this week. But Malcolm Turnbull has survived a...

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When can same-sex couples lodge their Notice for Intended Marriage?

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

The Federal Parliament has passed legislation for to allow same-sex marriage. Here’s a look at when couples can start lodging the...

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Same-sex marriage: How Australia’s change compares to gay rights around the world

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

As Australia joins the dozens of nations that have already extended the right to marry to the LGBT community, there are still many places...

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Live: Supporters flock to Parliament to watch same-sex marriage bill pass

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

Same-sex marriage could be legal by the end of the day with Federal Parliament inching closer to a final vote. Follow live. This post is...

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‘I couldn’t believe it was happening to us’: Liberal MP on daughter’s sexuality

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

Andrew Wallace struggled to support same-sex marriage as a practising Catholic, but says he changed his views drastically when his...

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JAY-Z Admits to Cheating on Beyoncé: “The Hardest Thing Is Seeing Pain on Someone’s Face”

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in Celebrity, Marriage | 0 comments

It’s no secret that JAY-Z and Beyoncé are a power couple in every sense, but just like everyone else, they’ve had their share...

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Here’s what’s in the same-sex marriage bill and what’s not

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

The Upper House has voted yes to the same-sex marriage bill without any amendments to the original version authored by Dean Smith. So what...

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Turnbull’s leadership on same-sex marriage a ‘failure’, Nationals MP says

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

Nationals MP Andrew Broad has accused Malcolm Turnbull of ignoring conservatives in the same-sex marriage debate, saying there has been...

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How to slash the astronomical cost of weddings

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

Contemplating getting married? Then prepare to pay out big time — or have a big creative rethink. You don’t have to spend tens of...

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SSM was great for the NZ economy — will it be the same here?

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

If New Zealand’s experience is anything to go by, same-sex marriage could be a boon for the Australian economy. This post is from...

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Turnbull cancels sitting week to deal with same-sex marriage vote

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Marriage | 0 comments

The move will allow the Senate to finish debating the same-sex marriage bill before it goes to the Lower House, but it also has...

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Arcuri speaks out about his Nonna’s Yes vote

Posted by on Nov 19, 2017 in Entertainment, Marriage, Single | 0 comments

Alfie Arcuri has returned with a new single, ‘Love is Love’, inspired by the marriage equality campaign. This post is from...

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