Marriage Equality Timeline

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[SOUTH AUSTRALIA] A pair of very important bills passed through the House of Assembly - the Relationship Register Bill, which not only allows state-wide recognition of same sex marriages (as well as those from outside of Australia), but also next-of-kin and adoption rights, and the Gender Amendment Bill, which essentially makes the process of changing a South Australian's gender as registered on their birth certificate 99% easier.

South Australia Formally Recognises Same-Sex Marriage

If it seems like young people today are more comfortable identifying as LGBTQ, you're not imagining it. Walter Thompson Innovation Group, a market forecasting agency, teenagers are much more open to LGBTQ identit

12th September 2016 - Malcolm Turnbull has expressed confidence that a #marriageequality plebiscite will be civil and respectful. Unfortunately, LGBTI Australians do not share that confidence. And they have good reason not to.

A civil marriage equality debate? Only if leaders call out homophobia wherever it occurs

LGBTI Australians have already been subject to hateful, offensive attacks in the name of opposing marriage equality. There’s one way to ensure the debate is civil

12th Sept 2016: Anti-gay marriage MP Senator Mckenzie confronted by her own gay brother during TV debate.

Sept Anti-gay marriage MP Senator Mckenzie confronted by her own gay brother during TV debate.

6th August 2017 The Australian Marriage Equality group says it will launch an immediate legal challenge if today's Liberal Party meeting on same-sex marriage decides to have a national postal ballot.

6th August 2017 The Australian Marriage Equality group says it will launch an immediate legal challenge if today's Liberal Party meeting on same-sex marriage decides to have a national postal ballot.

7th August 2017 Tony Abbott has issued a stern warning to colleagues pushing for a free vote on same-sex marriage, insisting they are “honour-bound” to oppose it without a plebiscite.

August 2017 Tony Abbott has issued a stern warning to colleagues pushing for a free vote on same-sex marriage, insisting they are “honour-bound” to oppose it without a plebiscite.

2017 Jan [AUS] A survey has found over 90% of LGBTI Australians oppose targeted exemptions that would allow civil marriage celebrants to refuse wedding services to same-sex couples, while 60% oppose similar exemptions for religious celebrants. | Civil Celebrants Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Reject Same-Sex Weddings, Says LGBTI Community - BuzzFeed News

Civil Celebrants Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Reject Same-Sex Weddings, Says LGBTI Community

2017 Jan [AUS] A survey has found over of LGBTI Australians oppose targeted exemptions that would allow civil marriage celebrants to refuse wedding services to same-sex couples, while oppose similar exemptions for religious celebrants.

#MarriageEquality: So what does this mean for the #weddingphotography industry? For New Hampshire-based photographer, Thea Dodds, it means growth. “Having an entirely new clientele enter the wedding market is not something that will come around again. This is pretty much the biggest thing that will happen to wedding professionals… ever"

Gone are the days where marriage was a union reserved solely for a man and a woman. A global movement to legalise same-sex marriage is seeing a rise of LGBTIQ weddings; something wedding photographers.

15th November 2016 South Australian MPs' conscience vote backs allowing #samesex couples to adopt.

November 2016 South Australian MPs' conscience vote backs allowing couples to adopt.

8th November 2016 We Are Closer Than Ever Before To Achieving #MarriageEquality

We Are Closer Than Ever Before To Achieving Marriage Equality

10th October 2016 - Same-Sex Couples To Be Only Recognised As ‘Housemates’ Until All The Baby Boomers Die

October 2016 - Same-Sex Couples To Be Only Recognised As ‘Housemates’ Until All The Baby Boomers Die

11th October 2016 Malcolm Turnbull has refused to rule out a free vote in parliament on same-sex marriage after the federal Labor caucus decided to block a plebiscite.

Marriage equality: Malcolm Turnbull won't rule out a free vote for Coalition MPs

October 2016 Malcolm Turnbull has refused to rule out a free vote in parliament on same-sex marriage after the federal Labor caucus decided to block a plebiscite.

11th October 2016 So what's in the draft of the same-sex marriage bill? This.... The bill would also strengthen and retain protection for religious ministers refusing to marry same-sex couples, while non-religious celebrants would be allowed to refuse to marry a couple on "conscientious" grounds. So discrimination would still continue... essentially.

A move by Attorney-General George Brandis to restrict access to the government's chief legal adviser is unlawful and akin to keeping a "dog on a lead", a top adviser to the Howard government has said.

10th October 2016 Australians are officially running out of patience on equal marriage.

Australians are officially running out of patience with politicians stalling on same-sex marriage, polling has shown.

7th October 2016 How the Senate Stacks Up - This is how it currently stacks up on the #plebiscite front. Next week we hope there is  #noplebiscite instead a #freevote #auspol #ssm  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-12/how-the-senate-stacks-up-explained/7795226

7th October 2016 How the Senate Stacks Up - This is how it currently stacks up on the #plebiscite front. Next week we hope there is #noplebiscite instead a #freevote #auspol #ssm http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-12/how-the-senate-stacks-up-explained/7795226

19th Sept 2016 Beccy Cole fights for same-sex marriage while making wedding plans with partner Libby O'Donovan

Sept 2016 Beccy Cole fights for same-sex marriage while making wedding plans with partner Libby O'Donovan

16th Sept 2016 BREAKING Malcolm Turnbull willing to negotiate on marriage equality plebiscite. The PM has accepted that the government may need to negotiate on its proposed same-sex marriage plebiscite after Labor and others parties signalled they plan to block the popular vote.

Malcolm Turnbull willing to negotiate on marriage equality plebiscite

16th Sept 2016 BREAKING Malcolm Turnbull willing to negotiate on marriage equality plebiscite. The PM has accepted that the government may need to negotiate on its proposed same-sex marriage plebiscite after Labor and others parties signalled they plan to block the popular vote.

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