Senator David Leyonhjelm strongly supports marriage equality. In this piece he mistakenly suggests advocates and the community "fell into line" with Australian Labor Party and The Australian Greens to oppose a plebiscite.
It was the opposite. Research indicated the LGBTI community overwhelmingly opposed the plebiscite, even if it delayed reform. It was Labor, The Greens, NXT and Derryn Hinch... View details ⇨
Rodney Croome: To address bullying based on prejudice you must also address the prejudice by encouraging students to empathise with those under attack and by reminding them of the value of diversity and inclusion.
"It is deeply unfair to expect LGBTI service personnel to sacrifice themselves for Australia but for Australia to deny them a right as fundamental as the right to marry. Today, we regret that this is how we treated Indigenous soldiers during World War II. Let’s not look back and regret how we treat LGBTI service personnel today." - Shelley Argent, PFLAG Australia
The Church of Scotland may celebrate marriage equality before the secular Australian government does.
The report stated: "We recognise that as a Church we have often failed to recognise and protect the identity and Christian vocation of gay people and believe that the Church as a whole should acknowledge its faults, whose identity and Christian vocation it has failed to recognise and... View details ⇨
We're not just an idea to be discussed lightly over a beer, where the status quo remains and everyone has a laugh. We're real Australians, we're your neighbours, we're family, where prejudice and denial to our free participation in society hurts.