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Ambassador posts adorable proposal after marriage equality legalised in Australia

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Marriage equality is finally law in Australia, which means LGBTQ couples can start planning their weddings. Or in plenty of cases, start proposing.

As in the case of the Australian ambassador to France, Brendan Berne, who spared no time proposing to his longtime partner Thomas Marti on Thursday in Paris. 

The video was posted on Berne’s Twitter account mere hours after marriage equality was made legal in Australia.

“Now, as Australia has just approved marriage equality, it is my turn now. My turn to ratify my own relationship with my partner of 11 years Thomas. He is not aware of what I would like to do now,” Berne said in French. Read more…

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Marriage equality has finally become law in Australia, at last

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It was left to the last minute, but marriage equality is finally legal in Australia.

The country’s federal parliament passed legislation allowing LGBTQ couples to marry on Thursday, the last day for politicians to decide on laws like this before the summer break.

Marriage equality supporters gathered in front of Parliament House in Australia’s capital, Canberra, to be there for the historic decision.

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Twitter gives the Australian marriage equality campaign its own emoji

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After a campaign that has felt like aaaages, Australia’s same-sex marriage postal survey is entering its final days. 

Twitter, one of a large handful of major companies that have publicly pledged support for the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Australia, is giving the “Yes” vote one final push. On Tuesday, they unveiled a special emoji for the marriage equality campaign.

The emoji features the “Yes” logo which has been the cornerstone of the pro-marriage equality campaign, when users tweet any of these hashtags: #EqualityCampaign, #MarriageEquality, #VoteYes, #PostYourYes, #PostYes, and #YesForEquality.  Read more…

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Sam Smith pledges thousands of dollars to Australia’s pro-marriage equality campaign

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Now that’s putting money where your mouth is.

UK singer Sam Smith has made a considerable donation to the Australian pro-marriage equality campaign, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. 

The Grammy-winning artist has pledged a third of the expected profits from his January 2018 show at the Sydney Opera House to lobby group Australian Marriage Equality.

Australians are smack bang in the middle of a non-binding, non-compulsory nationwide postal survey asking the question: “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?” Read more…

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Entertainment

Vandals threw a brick through this rainbow house because some people simply have no heart

After decorating their Brisbane house with “Vote Yes” signs and rainbow banners, two women have had their windows smashed and been verbally abused. Olivia Hill and Larissa Baldwin decorated their … Read more

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Ellen DeGeneres declares support for marriage equality in Australia in the sweetest way

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Australia’s marriage equality debate has sparked the attention of celebrities and major companies worldwide, including Ellen DeGeneres.

Australians are currently in the midst of a non-binding, non-compulsory nationwide survey asking the question: “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?” Parliament can make the change now, but before it does, it’s taking the country’s temperature on the matter. 

Declaring her support for the ‘Yes’ vote to her casual 73.5 million Twitter followers, the dance-happy comedian posted a very sweet message on Monday, featuring her wife of nine years, Australian-American actor Portia de Rossi.  Read more…

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High Court’s same-sex marriage survey result sent Twitter into a frenzy

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One of the biggest decisions in Australia’s marriage equality debate drew just about everyone onto social media on Thursday.

Australia’s High Court handed down a decision Thursday to allow the federal government to lawfully use $122 million to implement a postal plebiscite on the matter of same-sex marriage. The non-binding, no-compulsory survey will ask the question: “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?” 

A rainbow over parliament on the day the High Court decides the fate of the postal surveypic.twitter.com/HNllbtIuhD

— Josh Taylor (@joshgnosis) September 6, 2017 Read more…

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Australia’s High Court website crashes minutes before marriage equality postal vote decision

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One of the biggest current debates in Australia — around marriage equality — caused a government website to crash on Thursday.

The website for Australia’s High Court was out of operation just minutes before the court handed down a decision over the legality of the federal government’s same-sex marriage postal vote. And it’s currently still out of action:

The outage came just moments before the High Court found that the government’s postal vote is lawful, a green light which will enable the Australian Bureau of Statistics to send out a non-compulsory survey to enrolled Australians, asking the question: “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?”  Read more…

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It’s a race against time to ensure people vote on marriage equality in Australia

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In Australia, the deadline to enrol to vote for marriage equality is approaching fast.  

Australians will be sent a voluntary postal survey on the matter in September, after the country’s government failed to get its marriage equality plebiscite (a public vote on an issue which doesn’t affect the country’s constitution) through parliament twice.

The announcement of a postal vote has culminated in a campaign called Equality Weekender, a series of events, parties and barbecues between Aug. 17 to 20 around Sydney — and hopefully nationally — encouraging people to enrol or ensure they’re eligible to vote. Read more…

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