Marriage and relationships

Marriage and relationships issues.

Submission to the 2012 Senate enquiry on marriage equality

Parliament

Honourable Senators, (introduction on OII Australia omitted) OII Australia supports the rights of all Australians to marriage. We support the submissions of the NSW and Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, The LGBTI Health Alliance and those of Dr Paul Martin and others that demonstrate the positive mental health outcomes for LGBTI (Lesbian Gay Bisexual…
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OII Australia tenders resignation from marriage equality campaigner CAAH

It is with great regret that we tender the resignation of OII Australia from CAAH – Community Action Against Homophobia. For some years now OII Australia, represented by our president, Gina Wilson, has participated in CAAH’s Campaign for Marriage Equality meetings and actions. We welcomed the opportunity to raise intersex experiences of homophobia and contribute to…
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Marriage made easier for all LGBTI couples including intersex Australians

Marriage made easier for all LGBTI couples including intersex Australians

Marriage equality is once again mislabeled “same-sex marriage” or “gay marriage” but at least the news itself is good – new federal Attorney-General Nicola Roxon is about to end the ban on CNI – Certificates of No Impediment – for LGBTI Australians wishing to marry overseas. The end of the ban does not mean the…
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Warren Entsch MP talks about same-sex marriage and intersex

Warren Entsch MP talks about same-sex marriage and intersex

NORTH Queensland Liberal MP Warren Entsch, co-founder of the Parliamentary Friends of LGBTI Australians, mentions intersex people in this StarOnline article.  Thank you, Mister Entsch. In a special penalty exacted upon intersex Australians for being born biologically different, we were denied the right to marry under the Howard government’s amendment to the Marriage Act 1961…
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