LGBTIQ

Australians support marriage equality – Why haven’t we won yet?

The granting of same-sex marriage rights in Ireland and the US in recent months has put further pressure on Australian politicians to follow suit. In a move to further postpone the introduction of marriage...

Australia lags behind on marriage equality

The scenes of elation and celebration in Ireland and the US following the passing of same sex marriage legislation have further highlighted the backwardness of Australian politics on the question of LGBTIQ rights. Labor and...

The time for marriage equality is now!

In early June, opposition leader Bill Shorten introduced a marriage equality bill into the parliament. While it was always unlikely that the bill would pass given Labor’s lack of numbers, Bill Shorten played an...

ALP manoeuvre no guarantee of marriage equality

Australian Labor Party (ALP) leader Bill Shorten’s proposed private member’s bill on marriage equality is not designed to win equal rights for same-sex couples – but to pre-empt an internal push to make the...

The gay pay gap

Australia's first study of how sexual orientation affects wages has revealed gay people get paid less than straight people for doing the same work. The study found that men earn 19% more than women...

Russia: Putin introduces homophobic laws

The Russian government has introduced new laws banning ‘propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations’. These laws essentially outlaw any positive mention of homosexuality. The government is pretending the laws are designed to protect minors. In...

The ongoing fight for marriage equality

While Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex & Queer (LGBTIQ) activists are achieving victories around the world, the struggle for same sex marriage rights is yet to be won in Australia. Despite clear popular support...

The fight for LGBTI rights continues

A Galaxy poll, published in August, revealed that 62% of people support changes to the Marriage Act – which currently defines marriage as “the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion...

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