Back in Tasmania where a few days ago we had great news because, for the first time, the two legislative chambers agreed to support the legalization of marriage equality in Australia and here today we learn that the government wants to amend the Anti-Discrimination Act to allow religious freedom and therefore approve the discrimination of LGBTQ people.
In Australia, we are more in doubt than ever! Indeed, elections are ongoing and we do not know yet the final result, but whatever the winner unfortunately it might lack the votes to advance marriage equality.
The weeks are alike in Australia because two weeks ago I told you about a bill introduced by the Labor party to legalize equal marriage, which had been totally rejected by the members of the government because judged as an attempt to win over voting for the elections.
Well, this week, know that a new draft to be introduced by Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm.
More good news from Australia, where same-sex couples will be able to adopt in the state of Victoria. Still nothing new on the federal level, but it moves in the states!
The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) will organize its Oceania Human Rights and Health Conference from 9 to 11 March.
Pending the equal marriage in Australia, the members of the Parliament in Queensland, an Australian state, voted in favor of civil unions.
Back in Australia where the new prime minister Malcolm Turnbull finally decided to hold the plebiscite on marriage equality and where the Australian Marriage Equality group (AME) announces that it only needs eight votes of deputies to approve the equal marriage bill.
Originally from Fiji, this 30-year-old woman, whose name is not known, met love in New Zealand. Soon she married. Immigration has, at first, found this suspicious, especially since she had been turned down for a work visa. The couple appealed the decision, claiming to be together since 2010. And this new application has been accepted this time. The immigration court has understood that the couple could not live without fear in Fiji.
Nepal launches the passport with the option other «O» gender than «feminine» and «masculine».
Support for marriage equality in Australia reached a new record, according to an online survey conducted by Fairfax/Ipsos.