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Gerber: Marriage Equality—Where to from here?

The 98 to 42 defeat of the Marriage Equality Bill in the House of Representatives this week has almost been overshadowed by the circus that surrounded the lead up to the vote, including Liberal Senator Cory Benardi’s vile comments regarding bestiality, and Nationals Senator Ron Boswell’s offensive remarks about same-sex Read More

Monash University public debate on marriage equality

Victorian State Director of the Australian Christian Lobby Dan Flynn will present the case against same-sex marriage at a debate on the issue hosted by Monash University next month. The topic for the university’s annual Pro Vice-Chancellor’s Public Debate this year is ‘Should same-sex marriage be legal?’ The event is Read More

Monash academic slams ‘anti-gay’ document

A LEADING human rights lawyer has labelled an anti-gay marriage submission by a medical organisation as uninformed. Monash academic and human rights lawyer Paula Gerber has rejected claims by Doctors for the Family that marriage between a man and a woman “is the basis of a healthy society” and that Read More

Our law follows an unusual path

FORTY years ago South Australia began law reform to decriminalise homosexuality. Opponents at the time argued that marriage would be next on the equality agenda. They were right, though it took some years. In fact, it wasn’t really until former prime minister John Howard and opposition leader Mark Latham brought Read More