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After A Long Struggle, The Uniting Church Becomes The First To Offer Same-sex Marriage

After a long struggle, the Uniting Church becomes the first to offer same-sex marriage

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For some, this recent decision is a source of celebration and perhaps even symbolic, finally, of full equality in the church for gay and lesbian members. Wes Mountain From Friday, September 21, the Uniting Church (UCA) will...
‘treatments’ As Torture: Gay Conversion Therapy’s Deep Roots In Australia

‘Treatments’ as torture: gay conversion therapy’s deep roots in Australia

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Gay conversion therapy is often carried out in the name of religion. Shutterstock Less than six months after Australia voted to legalise same-sex marriage, the topic of gay conversion “therapy” reared its head in Victoria. A proposal to debate...
How The Histories Of Mardi Gras And Gay Tourism In Australia Are Intertwined

How the histories of Mardi Gras and gay tourism in Australia are intertwined

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Within a little more than a decade following the 1978 riot, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival and Parade nourished the emergence of a budding gay and lesbian tourism...
The Term ‘lgbti’ Confuses Desire, Behaviour And Identity – It’s Time For A Rethink

The term ‘LGBTI’ confuses desire, behaviour and identity – it’s time for a rethink

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Desire, behaviour and identity are distinct, and do not always overlap. AAP/David Moir The rise of sexually transmissible diseases made front-page news in The Age, which tried to make sense of the rise among “gay men” and...
Sunday Essay: The Myth Of The Ancient Greek ‘gay Utopia’

Sunday essay: the myth of the ancient Greek ‘gay utopia’

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The Fall of the Titans, Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem, circa 1590. Wikimedia In recent years, we have seen significant advances won for LGBT rights through hard-fought legal cases and well-targeted political campaigns. Yet it is...
How The Same-sex Marriage Vote Will Impact On Human Rights And Democracy

How the same-sex marriage vote will impact on human rights and democracy

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Supporters of the ‘yes’ vote celebrate the result at a street party outside the Victorian Trades Hall in Melbourne. AAP Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s promise of same-sex marriage by Christmas will almost certainly be honoured....
THE ROAD TO SAME-SEX MARRIAGE SUPPORT HAS BEEN LONG – AND THE FIGHT ISN’T OVER YET

The road to same-sex marriage support has been long – and the fight isn’t...

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People celebrate the results of the same-sex marriage postal survey in Melbourne. AAP Image/Luis Enrique Ascui Wednesday's same-sex marriage survey results represent a moment of extraordinary change. It is well within living memory that...
AUSTRALIANS VOTE OVERWHELMINGLY TO LEGALISE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

Australians vote overwhelmingly to legalise same-sex marriage

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Supporters of same-sex marriage in Melbourne celebrate the Yes result. David Crosling/AAP Australia should have same-sex marriage legalised by Christmas after an overwhelming 61.6% “yes” vote in the voluntary postal ballot, to 38.4% for...
what economics has to say about same-sex marriage

What economics has to say about same-sex marriage

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If people want commodities like: love, company, doing tasks together, they are better off if marriage is permitted. David Crosling/AAP Love and companionship make most people happy and generally represent two of the key...
marriage equality – why a yes vote is important

Marriage Equality – Why a YES vote is important

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An Editorial Now the papers for the non-binding vote on marriage equality have started to be delivered and with them, comes a very important decision. Do you vote YES to the right of people to marry...