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July 22, 2012

Deposed Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has denied telling LGBT activists that same-sex marriage would have been legalized if he was still leading the country and that his successor’s opposition on the issue is pure politics

Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has denied claims by three witnesses that he told them that same-sex marriage would have been legalized if he was still prime minister, and that the current prime minister, Julia Gillard, got her job through a deal with the Christian right of her party to oppose same-sex marriage

July 22, 2012

Deposed Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has denied telling LGBT activists that same-sex marriage would have been legalized if he was still leading the country and that his successor’s opposition on the issue is pure politics

Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has denied claims by three witnesses that he told them that same-sex marriage would have been legalized if he was still prime minister, and that the current prime minister, Julia Gillard, got her job through a deal with the Christian right of her party to oppose same-sex marriage

June 7, 2012

Australian Christian Lobby complains about Sunrise’s coverage of same-sex marriage campaign

Anti-gay marriage campaign group the Australian Christian Lobby has accused morning TV show Sunrise of breaking TV’s impartiality code by supporting a same-sex marriage campaign.

Sunrise on Australia’s Channel Seven covered the launch of Marie Claire’s I Do campaign this morning (Thursday 7 June) and showed a debate on the issue between gay rights activist Dr Kerryn Phelps and the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL)’s Jim Wallace.

May 4, 2012

The last day of a public hearing into legalising same-sex marriage hears from the Australian Psychological Society and Christian lobby groups

The second day of the senate's hearing into legalising same-sex marriage heard conflicting views from psychologists and Christians.

Representatives of the Australian Psychological Society told the hearing in Melbourne that there is a direct link between allowing same-sex couples to marry and better mental health for same-sex attracted people.

Dr Fiona Barlow from the University of Queensland said:

January 12, 2012

Gay activist Kerryn Phelps and Facebook campaign join protests against 70s tennis champion Margaret Court's anti-same-sex marriage statements

In growing protests against the anti-same-sex marriage statements of former tennis champion, now pastor, Margaret Court, Dr Kerryn Phelps tweeted today: 'Time to rename Margaret Court Arena'. Dr Phelps is a high-profile advocate of LGBT rights and former president of Australian Medical Association.

December 27, 2011

Australian Marriage Equality releases upbeat assessment of chances of lesbian and gay breakthrough

Australian gay marriage activists are starting 2012 upbeat – believing this year they will achieve marriage equality for same-sex couples.