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An Open Letter to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Harry Cook | Posted 01.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Harry Cook

At present I'm living in Los Angeles, a wonderful place where gay people can get married legally and have the same rights as our straight counterparts. Meanwhile, Australia is painfully behind when it comes to marriage equality. I'd like to ask why you think it appropriate that Australia exempt itself from the progress we see in the rest of the Western world.

Court Lays Out the Next Steps for Marriage Equality in Australia (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 02.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2013-12-17-AFERdec162013still.pngThe last few weeks have been quite a roller coaster for Australian couples.

Bad News For Australia's Gay Newlyweds

Reuters | Posted 02.11.2014 | Gay Voices

SYDNEY, Dec 12 (Reuters) - The honeymoon was short-lived for Australia's gay couples who married in the past five days after the High Court overturn...

The Complicated Australian Marriage Situation Explained (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 02.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2013-12-10-ScreenShot20131209at8.26.43PM.pngNobody's quite sure what's about to happen with marriage equality in Australia, but one thing's clear: It's going to be big.

Will Australia Go All The Way For Gay Marriage?

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 02.06.2014 | Gay Voices

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Gay and lesbian couples from around Australia joined in fragile marriages in Canberra on Saturday under the nation's bele...

Australian Territory Allows Gay Weddings...For Now

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's first same-sex weddings can take place this weekend after the nation's highest court decided to rule next wee...

A Big Gay First Down Under

AP | Posted 10.22.2013 | Gay Voices

CANBERRA, Australia -- CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A provincial parliament in Australia has become the country's first to pass a law that allows same...

A Gay First For Australia

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Australia's national capital on Tuesday passed laws making it the first territory to allow gay marriage and said a legal challenge from the federal go...

Christopher Rudolph

'Somebody Loves You' Singer Betty Who On Gay Marriage And Loving Britney | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 10.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Who is Betty Who? That's a question you may be asking yourself but if you're one of the 10 million people who have watched the Home Depot surprise...

WATCH: Young Boy Shocks Former Australian Prime Minister With Gay Question

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, the country's first woman to hold that office, sought to break her public silence since her defeat by ...

Katy Perry Blasts Politician Over Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices

Katy Perry isn't afraid to "Roar" for what's right. That's why she went toe-to-toe with conservative Australian politician Tony Abbott over the issue ...

The Key To Gay Marriage In Australia?

Agence France Presse | | Posted 10.13.2013 | Gay Voices

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said Monday it was time to end the "acrimonious" debate on gay marriage, after he vowed to introduce a bill legal...

WATCH: Could Australia Be On Its Way To Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.29.2013 | Gay Voices

The findings of a Parliamentary Inquiry released last Friday hold exciting news for same-sex couples in Australia: New South Wales (NSW) could become...

WATCH: 3-Year-Old Reacts To News That He Can't Have A Husband

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 05.06.2013 | Gay Voices

Usually toddlers cry over spilled milk or being forced to take an unwanted nap, but one Australian 3-year-old boy is crying over something far more se...

Gay Aussie Lawmaker Ties The Knot In Spain

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.18.2013 | Gay Voices

An Australian politician and his boyfriend are getting married in Spain Wednesday after flying halfway round the world to take advantage of the countr...

Australia Upholds Gay Marriage Ban

AP | By KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 09.19.2012 | Gay Voices

SYDNEY -- Australian lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected a bill Wednesday that would have legalized gay marriage, and similar legislation looked unlikel...

Aussies Fume Over Pundit's Claim That Smoking Is Healthier Than Gay Marriage

Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay Voices

A conservative Australian pundit has angered international lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates by making claims that smokin...

Australia Unlikely To Approve Gay Marriage, Says Lawmaker

AP | By ROD McGUIRK | Posted 06.18.2012 | Gay Voices

CANBERRA, Australia -- The chairman of an Australian parliamentary committee that examined gay law reform said Monday that he believes lawmakers will ...

Country Considers Bills Lifting Gay-Marriage Ban

AP | Posted 04.13.2012 | Gay Voices

CANBERRA, Australia — Two rival bills that would lift a ban on gay marriage in Australia have been introduced into Parliament weeks after the ru...

Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory: Australia's Battle for Marriage Equality

James Peron | Posted 02.06.2012 | Gay Voices
James Peron

While Prime Minister Julia Gillard is doing her best to stop marriage equality, her own party supports it. Nevertheless, Labor decided that saving her the embarrassment of defeat was more important than sticking to principle.