Thank you for signing up. Sorry, it looks like an error occurred. Israeli Education Minister Rafi Peretz has spoken of his belief in therapy to convert gays to heterosexuality, leading to calls for him to be sacked and protests on Sunday.
She has served as Senator for South Australia since Prior to entering Federal parliament, Wong worked as a lawyer and political advisor. First elected to the Senate at the federal election and sitting from JulyWong was named Minister for Climate Change and Water following Labor's victory under Kevin Rudd at the election.
PDF version [ KB ]. This was the fifth marriage equality bill introduced in the current 45th Parliament. The Bill passed the third reading stage in the House on 7 December and received Royal Assent the following day.
A former Australian prime minister who was a vocal leader of the national campaign against gay marriage has attended the same-sex wedding of his sister. Tony Abbott, who was replaced as prime minister in in an internal government power struggle, joined his sister Christine Forster when she married her partner Virginia Flitcroft in a civil ceremony overlooking the Sydney Opera House. Mr Abbot welcomed his sister-in-law into his family, saying: "Great family occasion.
Posted June 12, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's Government has faced its first major political scandal, after a video appearing to show a cabinet minister having sex with another man was circulated to journalists and widely shared online. Sodomy remains a crime in Malaysia, punishable by up to 20 years in prison under a British colonial-era law.
Sydney CNN A Malaysian-born gay woman could become Australia's new foreign minister if the opposition Labor Party wins a tightly contested election next week. Australia stands in solidarity and sorrow with the people of New Zealand following the horrific attacks and the dreadful, tragic, senseless loss of life we saw yesterday. To New Zealand, we regard you as family and today your Australian family grieves with you.
Source:News Corp Australia. SHOCKING homophobic comments made by the Turnbull government minister now in charge of the agency which will conduct the gay marriage postal vote have come back to haunt him. The comments surfaced during an embarrassing live TV debate on Friday morning, when Today host Lisa Wilkinson put them to cabinet minister Christopher Pyne in an interview.
Please refresh the page and retry. T he speech came as Australia prepares to legalise same sex marriage this week following a national vote which found that 62 per cent of people supported the change and 38 per cent were against. Legislation was last week passed by the Senate, or Upper Houseleaving it to the House of Representatives to finally endorse the move.
In a widely anticipated development, on February 1,Iceland confirmed that a new coalition government has been formed, led by Johanna Sigurdardottir, Iceland's first female Prime Minister, and the world's first openly gay leader. Her cabinet is also noteworthy due to the fact that it contains an equal number of female and male ministers, the third such in the world. Photo credit: mbl.
By Heath Pickering and Scott Brenton. Only a few months ago, Liberal Trent Zimmerman became the first openly gay Member of the House of Representatives after winning the North Sydney by-election. After this election there will be at least two more joining him, with Liberal Tim Wilson contesting the safe Melbourne-based seat of Goldstein, and both major party candidates for the seat of Brisbane are also openly gay. Also in the field is Veterans Party candidate Bridget Clinch, who also served in the Australian Defence Force, which supported and funded her sex change operation.