(AP) Australians begin receiving their postal ballots on legalizing gay marriage from Tuesday as a new opinion poll showed that most of those who intend to vote are in favor of marriage equality.
CANBERRA, Australia — Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Wednesday that Australians would get a chance to vote on legalizing gay marriage if they re-elect his government next year — a promise his opponents argue is a stalling tactic to sideline the divisive issue ahead of the general elections.
An Australian Catholic school allowed two transgender students to choose their own school uniforms to match their gender identity.
Angie Bell, a businesswoman, author, and musician, became the first openly gay woman to join the House of Representatives in Australia as part of the Liberal party.
(AP) Same-sex couples married in midnight ceremonies across Australia on Tuesday after the country's last legal impediment to gay marriage expired.
(CNN) Australia's parliament is almost certain to vote down a national referendum on same-sex marriage, potentially delaying marriage equality in the country for years.
(AP) Government plans to hold an opinion poll in February on whether gay marriage should be legalized in Australia suffered a blow on Tuesday when a gay government senator announced that he opposed the plan.
Anti-gay marriage proponents in Australia mailed pamphlets to residents that promote homophobia using a seatbelt analogy. This campaign follows in a tradition of last-belch efforts aimed at influencing citizens to vote against marriage equality laws in a postal survey this month.
With his clothes folded neatly into a pile and student I.D. left out along with other miscellaneous items, young gay teen Scott Johnson fell to his death from a cliff in Sydney, Australia. The year was 1988.
Two-thirds of Australian citizens, most politicians and the leaders of all major parties support marriage equality in Australia according to the Australian Equality Campaign. And now they are making moves to legalize marriage equality throughout the country.
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Nearly 30 years ago, Scott Johnson was pushed off a cliff where gay men were known to meet in Sydney, Australia. He was a 27-year-old mathematician, and his death was ruled a murder just last year. Coroners previously thought his death was a suicide.
Australia's prime minister gave a personal assurance on Friday that his government would legalize gay marriage if a majority of Australians choose marriage equality in a popular vote.
Amanda Micallef, a lesbian reality star in “Married at First Sight” Australia, apologized to the gay community alongside TV wife Tash Herz for how badly their marriage portrayed gay couples.
(AP) A leading gay rights advocate and former judge on Tuesday urged Parliament to prevent a popular referendum on legalizing gay marriage in Australia.
After Rugby player Israel Folau’s contract was terminated for anti-gay posts on social media, Rugby Australia is trying to strengthen its ties to the LGBT community.
During Australia’s postal survey on marriage equality, Macklemore is spreading a message of love — and reaching number 1 on the charts.
SYDNEY (AP) Organizers of the Bingham Cup, the world cup of gay rugby, have initiated an international study of discrimination based on sexuality in sports.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sony Pictures Entertainment has reached a settlement with current and former employees, agreeing to pay up to $8 million to reimburse them for identity-theft losses, preventative measures and legal fees related to the hack of its computers last year.
Queensland in northeastern Australia introduced a bill that, if passed, would ban gay conversion therapy and make offenders face up to 18 months in jail, HuffPost reported.