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Media Release: Marriage Equality A Winner In Tassie Election

Supporters flock to Launceston marriage equality film screening Tasmanian marriage equality advocates say Saturday’s Upper House election was a victory for marriage equality. Spokesperson for Tasmanians United for Marriage Equality, Andrew Badcock said, “Across the state, candidates who supported the 2012 Same-Sex Marriage Bill were returned with whopping votes while the candidates against didn’t fair […]

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Media Release: First Door-To-Door Marriage Equality Petition Reveals 72%

Entire Hobart suburb first in nation to be canvassed Battery Point Dubbed “Equality Point” In an Australian first, campaigners have canvassed the opinion of an entire suburb and found 72 percent support for marriage equality. The result was unveiled today with campaigners vowing to continue to canvass suburbs across Tasmania and the nation. The marriage […]

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Tasmanian Marriage Equality Advocate Receives Human Rights Award

Tasmanian marriage equality advocate, Andrew Badcock, has been recognised for his contribution to human rights. Yesterday, Andrew was the recipient of a Tasmanian human rights award for his work on marriage equality and other LGBTI human rights issues. Andrew is the convener of Tasmanians United for Marriage Equality and Amnesty International’s Human Rights Queer Network. […]

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Media Release: Call On Arrested Gay and Transgender Tasmanians To Come Forward

Advocates have called on gay and transgender Tasmanians who were once arrested under Tasmanian law to speak up in response to a proposal to expunge their criminal records. Tasmanian anti-discrimination commissioner, Robin Banks, has issued a discussion paper on expunging records of gay men and transgender people who were arrested. Tasmanians Gay and Lesbian Rights […]

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Advocate Welcomes Bill to End Forced Divorce For Transgender Tasmanians

A Tasmanian transgender advocate has welcomed a bill to be introduced today which will remove the requirement that transgender people must divorce if they want the government to officially recognise their gender. Greens’ Leader, Nick mcKim, will today introduce a bill to remove the divorce requirement from the Births, Deaths and Marriages Act. Tasmanian transgender […]

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