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September 10, 2013

Former Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer doubts same-sex marriage will pass under Tony Abbott but does believe the new prime minister will allow a conscience vote on the issue during his term in office

Former Liberal Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer has told Rupert Murdoch’s News Ltd. group of newspapers that he believes that new Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will allow his MPs a conscience vote on same-sex marriage but doubts enough Liberal-National Coalition MPs are supportive for a bill to pass.

September 15, 2012

Australia’s most read national daily newspaper has published a controversial claim by a marriage equality opponent that being molested as a child can make you homosexual

Rupert Murdoch’s national The Australian newspaper has printed controversial claims by an anti-marriage equality activist and ex-gay proponent that being molested during childhood can make you gay.

In a column entitled ‘Gay marriage is not the cure’ Dr David van Gend of the anti-same-sex marriage Australian Marriage Forum claimed that young LGBTs suffered worse mental health than their heterosexual peers, not because of homophobia, but because of their sexuality, and implied that homosexuality was a treatable disease.

May 9, 2012

Openly gay British pop star George Michael walks into a storm about whether he was invited to take part in Leveson

Openly gay pop star George Michael has said he was invited to take part in the Leveson inquiry into British media standards and has branded the official who said he wasn’t invited as a ‘liar’.

The Leveson inquiry has dominated the headlines in Britain for months – it’s looking at the culture, practice and ethics of the press with Rupert Murdoch’s media empire particularly in the firing line after his national Sunday paper News International was caught hacking people’s phones.

May 9, 2012

Openly gay British pop star George Michael walks into a storm about whether he was invited to take part in Leveson

Openly gay pop star George Michael has said he was invited to take part in the Leveson inquiry into British media standards and has branded the official who said he wasn’t invited as a ‘liar’.

The Leveson inquiry has dominated the headlines in Britain for months – it’s looking at the culture, practice and ethics of the press with Rupert Murdoch’s media empire particularly in the firing line after his national Sunday paper News International was caught hacking people’s phones.