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Advocates Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Landmark U.N. Gay Rights Decision

Tasmanian gay rights advocates are celebrating the 20th anniversary of one of the most important human rights cases in Australian history. On April 11th 1994 the Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Rights Group announced a landmark decision by the UN Human Rights Committee condemning Tasmania’s laws criminalising homosexuality as a breach of international human rights standards. […]

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Media Release: Tasmanians Urged To Report Anti-Gay Mail To Authorities-Nats Support For Marriage Equality Sign Of Growing Support

Tasmanian gay rights advocates have urged recipients of anti-gay letters to report them to the authorities. The call comes in the wake of a report in the Hobart Mercury that a Sydney-based religious organisation is sending personalised letters to Tasmanians denouncing marriage equality. Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Rights Group spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said, “This personalised […]

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Candidate Pledges to Make Marriage Equality Key To Who Forms Next Tasmanian Government

Advocates have welcomed a pledge from independent Denison candidate, Hans Willink, to make marriage equality a key to who forms the next State Government if he is in the balance of power after the election. Mr Willink, who describes himself fiscally conservative and socially progressive, said “It is not anyone else’s business, including churches, to […]

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Election Survey Results: Liberals Make Key Commitments But Greens and Labor “Streets Ahead”

A survey of key election issues for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) Tasmanians shows the Liberal Party has made commitments in some areas, but also that the Green and Labor parties are “streets ahead” on LGBTI inclusion and equality. The Liberal Party will expunge criminal records for gay sex and fund a key […]

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Media Release: Expert Confirms, High Court Has Not Ruled Out Tassie Same-Sex Marriage Law

Constitutional expert, Prof George Williams, has confirmed that it is still possible for Tasmania to legislate for same-sex marriages. Responding to yesterday’s High Court ruling against the ACT’s Marriage Equality Act, Prof Williams said, “The High Court has ruled that the ACT Marriage Equality Act is inconsistent with the Federal Marriage Act. It has not […]

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