Press for immediate gay marriage vote

Tony Abbott will come under renewed pressure to grant Coalition MPs a free hand on same-sex marriage with the Greens set to force a vote next month on marriage equality. The party’s sole lower house MP and deputy leader, Adam Bandt, has told Fairfax Media he will seek to have his Marriage Equality Amendment Bill […]

France approves gay marriage

THE French parliament has legalised same-sex marriage after months of bruising debate and street protests that brought hundreds of thousands to Paris. Last night’s 331-225 vote came in the Socialist majority National Assembly. France’s justice minister, Christiane Taubira, said the first weddings could be as soon as June. Opponents of the law say France is […]

ACT’s Civil Ceremonies Get Green Light

The ACT Legislative Assembly has passed a bill to strengthen civil union laws, during a marathon sitting that continued until early this morning. The laws passed with support of the Greens and will allow legally binding ceremonies for same-sex couples. Attorney-General Simon Corbell says the laws restore legislation overturned by the former Howard government. He […]