Bill Shorten and Cory Bernardi have clashed during a press conference at Parliament House, with the Opposition Leader calling the conservative Liberal senator a "homophobe" in reference to his attack on Safe Schools.
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Over 3/4 of Australians oppose a plebiscite on their right to marry, a new survey has found. The latest poll from a group campaigning against the government's decision to hold plebiscite shows 36% of respondents support a popular vote on same-sex marriage when asked to consider their own right to marry.
Petition Update : The Australian Greens are delighted to announce the petition calling for support for the Safe Schools Coalition has received more than 38,900 signatures in less than a week and is growing fast! If you support keeping out LGBTIQ kids safe at school SIGN THE PETITION NOW!
60% of Australians now support gay marriage according to the latest Nielsen poll published in July 2016. The poll, published in Fairfax newspapers, found nearly 60% of people support same-sex marriage, with 37 per cent against.
Australia's ambassador to France offered his resignation after being snubbed by Tony Abbott as he arrived in Paris. The ambassador, Stephen Brady, was on the airport tarmac with his partner of 32 years, Peter Stephens, waiting to meet the incoming plane around 7pm Paris time.
Brisbane’s Anglican Archbishop is calling for Queensland’s controversial “gay panic” homicide defence to be scrapped. Speaking after Easter mass, Archbishop Phillip Aspinall said he supported calls for the Homosexual Advance Defence to be removed from common law.
'Australia Won’t Blindly Follow U.S. To Equal Marriage, It’s Not Like A War' says Tony Abbott. The Australian Government has declared it is not compelled by the Supreme Court ruling on equal marriage and will not blindly follow the United States into social reforms like they were some kind of war in the Middle East.
A baker in Denver USA faces civil rights complaint for refusing to put anti-gay message on Bible-shaped cake. A dispute over a cake in Colorado raises a new question about gay rights and religious freedom.
Posing on the cover of our very own CityNews paper, Christan couple and local Canberran's Sarah and Nick Jensen want all you same-sex 'gay' marriage lovers out there to know you're about to ruin a perfectly good marriage. If same-sex marriage passes they say they will be forced to divorce!
The Australian Christian Lobby is calling on followers to boycott a government-funded federal program that protects gay and transgendered school students from bullying and discrimination.
A Christian neighbor left a threatening note for a woman in Baltimore, attacking her 'relentlessly gay' front yard because it has a display of rainbow-colored lamps. Julie Baker, a widowed mother who lives on the outskirts of the city had the note jammed inside her door by the anonymous poster.
As students across the country zip up their backpacks and get on the bus for anther day at school, many will have more to focus on than memorising their schedules or making it to homeroom on time.
An Egyptian court has acquitted 26 men arrested in a televised raid last month by police looking for gays at a Cairo public bathhouse, a ruling that set off deafening cheers and jubilation inside the courtroom as some of the defendants uncovered their faces and wept openly in relief.
Scott Morrison expects the fight for marriage equality in Australia to come to a permanent end if a nationwide vote on the issue fails.
Over the past few weeks fear and loathing has reigned in the Safe Schools and same-sex marriage debates. Arguments around sexual diversity dominated the final week of the last parliamentary session before the budget, with bitter divisions over same-sex marriage and the Safe Schools Coalition.
Seven men have been jailed for six months in Senegal, after they were found guilty of homosexuality. A court in Dakar heard police caught the men having sex during a raid.
The mother of one of the accused told the authorities her son was gay, but she failed to show up as a prosecution witness at the trial.
India's gay community scrambling after court decision recriminalises homosexuality. After five years of reform, homosexuals face renewed threat of jail.
Back in 2009, Lesley Esteves was dancing in the streets after judges in Delhi decriminalised homosexuality. When the Delhi High Court suspended the draconian Section 377 of the Indian penal code which dated from the days of British rule, India’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community thought there was no turning back.
She's from the lowest caste and beat her opponent by 4,500 votes. A transgender woman from the lowest caste in India was elected mayor on Sunday, making her the first openly transgender mayor in the country’s history.
US artist and activist Gilbert Baker, best known for creating the rainbow flag representing gay rights, has died at the age of 65. Gilbert Baker, a San Francisco-based activist and artist best known for creating the rainbow flag representing gay rights, has died at the age of 65, his longtime friend announced on social media.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has hinted that same-sex marriage should be brought before Parliament via a cross-party bill, in a major shift in his language on the reform. 'If our Parliament were to make a big decision on a matter such as this, it ought to be owned by the Parliament and not by any particular party.'