Articles tagged with: Marriage Equality

06
February
2013

Gillard misjudged gay marriage issue: Mark Latham

3AW

Listen to our Convener Anna Brown speak with Denis Walter on 3AW responding to the announcement today that Britain's House of Commons voted in favour of the bill 400 votes to allow equal rights of marriage to gay and lesbian couples.

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Categories: February

20
November
2012

No movement on marriage in Victoria

Star Observer

No movement on marriage in Victoria

The community forum on Thur15 Nov was co- hosted by your Lobby. The panel of Shadow Attorney General and Labor MP Martin Pakula, Liberal MP Clem Newton Brown, Greens MLC Sue Pennicuik, Australian Marriage Equality national convenor Rodney Croome and PFLAG national spokeswoman Shelley Argent discussed the current state of play on marriage equality.

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Categories: November

27
September
2012

No conscience vote: Baillieu

STAR OBSERVER

No conscience vote: Baillieu

Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu has ruled out a conscience vote on state-based same-sex marriage despite his New South Wales counterpart saying he’d allow one last week.

“It is also inconsistent with the Government’s policies in this area, undermining their investment in the mental health of LGBTI people by sending the message that their relationships are less worthy than others in the community.” - Lobby Co-convenor, Anna Brown

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23
August
2012

Hard Facts About the Salvos

Gay News Network I Author: Anna Brown

Hard Facts About the Salvos

"The Salvation Army’s army stance on homosexuality does not begin and end with seemingly dated statements buried on its website.

The community needs to be aware that the charity has chosen to proactively campaign against marriage equality as recently as a few short months ago. The Salvation Army made a submission and provided evidence to the House of Representatives inquiry into marriage equality."

Anna Brown, Co-convenor of the Lobby explains why the heat shouldn't be taken off The Salvation Army.

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28
November
2012

More straight couples using relationship register

Star Observer

More straight couples using relationship register

The most updated figures of Victoria's Relationship Register show that there are more straight couples registered than same-sex couples.

Our Lobby co-convenor Anna Brown states in the article that the register retained value for gay and lesbian couples. In the full article she says;

“The relationships register provides a welcome opportunity to recognise their relationship formally, who would otherwise choose not to marry,” she said.

“It is not a substitute for marriage and provides an important source of documentation and evidence for those couples.

“State-based same-sex marriage would be a welcome opportunity for other couples who want to be able to marry. Marriage is a universally understood concept and overseas examples show it often has higher uptake rates from same-sex couples.”

Categories: November

01
October
2012

Premier accused of reneging on gay marriage pledge

THE AGE I AUTHOR: FARRAH TOMAZIN

Premier accused of reneging on gay marriage pledge

Premier Ted Baillieu has been accused of reneging on a pre-election pledge to give Liberal MPs a conscience vote on gay marriage in the Victorian Parliament...

Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby co-convener Anna Brown commented:

"It is time for state and territory parliamentarians to show leadership in an area where the federal government has failed," she said.

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23
September
2012

No Conscience Vote Allowed By Baillieu

THE AGE

No Conscience Vote Allowed By Baillieu

Farrah Tomazin

Victoria will not follow in the footsteps of others states pushing to legalise same-sex marriage, with Premier Ted Baillieu refusing to allow Liberal MPs a conscience vote on the issue...

''It's disappointing the Victoria government isn't following the lead of the other states and territories and the growing momentum for marriage equality in Australia,'' said Anna Brown, the co-convener of the Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby.

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16
May
2012

Prejudice in public office

Article in the Star Observer

Prejudice in public office

In the lead-up to the International Day Against Homophobia we have witnessed a timely reminder that the journey to equality for our community is far from over.

Earlier this week, Victorians learnt that Professor Kuruvilla George, Victoria's Deputy Chief Psychiatrist and board member of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC), is a signatory to a submission opposing marriage equality made by a group named Doctors for the Family. Professor George has since resigned from his position on the VEOHRC board.

Categories: May

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