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AME TALK: Marriage Equality in Australia – Why is it Important? Presented by Dr Sharon Dane

Dr Dane is the Co Chair and Research Director of Australian Marriage Equality, Australia’s most established lobby group for marriage equality. She conducts research through the University of Queensland on same sex relationships and the right of sexual minorities to marry. In 2012 Dr Dane and her wife had the Read More

A new voice for marriage equality

A tumultuous year in 2012 for the LGBTI community around the country and especially in Queensland was reason enough for Brisbane rights advocate Chad St James (pictured) to create something that could galvanise the community in the face of growing adversity. Disappointed at the state of the marriage equality debate Read More

Community anger over abstained vote

Melbourne Ports MP Michael Danby (pictured) continues to come under fire from marriage equality advocates and constituents for abstaining on last year’s gay marriage vote in the federal Parliament. The Melbourne Ports electorate includes the suburbs of Southbank, South Melbourne, Albert Park, Balaclava, parts of Caulfield and St Kilda, where Read More

Thirteen marriage equality moments in 2012

2012 was a year of highs and lows for marriage equality. But support continues to grow, as we can see from these thirteen key marriage equality moments. Jan 27: Nicola Roxon fulfils an ALP promise to remove the bureaucratic obstacles to same-sex couples marrying overseas. Feb 14: Magda Szubanski comes Read More

City of Vincent recognises gay couples

The City of Vincent yesterday became the first WA local government to set up a register which recognises gay and lesbian couples. The council almost unanimously passed the motion on Tuesday night which allows gay and straight couples to attend a brief ceremony and receive a certificate recognising their relationship Read More

AME’s submission to the Senate inquiry 2012

In 2012, the Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee held an inquiry into Senator Sarah Hanson-Young’s Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010. Australian Marriage Equality’s submission to the inquiry can be read here. The following appendices were also included: Galaxy Poll Results October 2010 Factsheet: ‘Marriage equality: the international experience’ (research by Prof Read More

Martin: The Mental State of Marriage

Recently a group called ‘Psychologists for Marriage Equality’ was formed to draw attention to the link between marriage equality and mental health. People have been asking me why we have started a group called Psychologists for Marriage Equality and why the mental health of the most vulnerable in our communities Read More