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Australian Gay couples register weddings on day one of marriage equality

“The legislation came after more than 60 percent of Australian voters backed marriage equality in a contentious three-month national postal vote” writes Agence France-presse for telegraph.co.uk. Same-sex couples hurried to declare plans to tie the knot on Saturday as Australia’s new marriage equality law came into effect, with wedding registry offices holding special hours for the first day of legalised gay unions. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Ambassador posts adorable proposal after marriage equality legalised in Australia

“Marriage equality is finally law in Australia, which means LGBTQ couples can start planning their weddings” writes Johnny Lieu for mashable.com. 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.The law change also means thousands of LGBTQ couples who got hitched overseas will have their marriages officially recognised in Australia. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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Marriage equality has finally become law in Australia, at last

“It was left to the last minute, but marriage equality is finally legal in Australia” writes Johnny Lieu for mashable.com. Marriage equality supporters gathered in front of Parliament House in Australia’s capital, Canberra, to be there for the historic decision.Although Australians voted overwhelmingly for marriage equality in mid-November, there had been a push by conservative politicians for amendments to the bill that claim to protect religious freedoms. Then, 28 days after royal assent, same-sex marriage will officially be legal in Australia.These have been labelled as “superfluous” by conservative politician Christopher…

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Australian politician proposes to his boyfriend in parliament

“Australians overwhelmingly voted for same-sex marriage in a postal vote in September and a marriage equality bill that passed the senate last week is being debated in the lower house, where it is expected to pass this week” writes Staff Agencies for independent.co.uk. Both Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberal-National coalition government and the main opposition Labour Party have said they aim to pass the law by 7 December, but any proposed amendments could stretch out that timeline. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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Net Neutrality is Necessary for Equality on the Internet

“Net neutrality is the principle that all the internet service providers should treat all the data online the same and not discriminate or charge differently based on any criteria” writes Please Enter Your for ucsb.edu. It will be harder to build a thriving business online with desirable content with net neutrality is gone.The online experience without net neutrality will most likely not be the same as the one we are used to nowadays. Source: ucsb.edu Share This:

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PM wants marriage equality by Christmas after ‘overwhelming’ vote

“In a bruising three-month campaign, opponents of marriage equality claimed same-sex marriage would have far-reaching negative consequences for gender education, religious freedom and freedom of speech” writes Michael Mcgowan for theguardian.com. The Australian parliament must commit to deliver marriage equality by Christmas, the prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has said after an “unequivocal, overwhelming” vote of 61.6% in favour of same-sex marriage in an unprecedented national postal survey. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Australians Officially Vote to Endorse Gay Marriage

“Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, a vocal advocate of marriage equality, called on lawmakers to heed the “overwhelming” result and to commit to legislate for gay marriage by next month” writes Rod Mcguirk for cosmopolitan.com. A “no” vote in the survey would have put marriage equality off the political agenda, perhaps for years.Thousands of marriage equality supporters waving rainbow flags gathered anxiously in city parks around the country and cheered when the results was announced. Source: cosmopolitan.com Share This:

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Celebrities Applaud Australians For Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

“A majority of Australians said yes to marriage equality in a nationwide poll on same-sex marriage released Wednesday” writes Doha Madani for huffingtonpost.com. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said his goal is to pass legislation to change the Marriage Act through Parliament before Christmas. “The people have voted yes for marriage equality. Source: huffingtonpost.com Share This:

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Time to kill the tax that gave us marriage equality, says Log Cabin Republicans

“Log Cabin Republicans opposition to the death tax goes back over a decade” writes Gregory T for cnbc.com. It’s time to make the death tax a thing of the past, too.It’s been more than a century since the enactment of the death tax.But the days of the death tax paying dividends to the LGBT community are a thing of the past. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Reducing Greenhouse Gases Could Improve Human Health and Economic Equality

“Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has the power to improve human and environmental health as well as increase global equity” writes Please Enter Your for ucsb.edu. The benefits of reduced GHG emissions are often seen as purely environmental, but human health, environmental health, and the economy are all part of a complex web of problems and solutions.New research, according to Cleveland, needs to account for the complex relationship shared by the environment, human health, and global equity. “People aren’t very aware of [the complex relationship].The review found that current studies,…

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