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Flash Gordon Photography - Gay FriendlyPhotography / Videography in Wamberal, New South Wales, Australia

Flash Gordon Photography
49 Ocean View Dr, Wamberal, New South Wales, 2260, Australia

Phone: 0418 291 676
Contact: Gordon Cahill

Serving: NSW
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Gay Wedding Photography / Videography in Sydney, New South Wales, Austraila. Flash Gordon Photography is a wedding, engagement and portrait studio that specialises in relaxed, natural and timeless photography. We have packages for most budgets and full a la carte options for albums and prints. We provide services Australia wide.
Austraila, New South Wales, Sydney - Gay Friendly

Studiosomething - Gay FriendlyPhotography / Videography in Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia

Marrickville, New South Wales, 2204, Australia

Phone: 61478297334
Contact: Ellen Adele

Serving: Worldwide
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Gay Wedding Photography / Videography in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. We're Sydney-based photographers who will shoot anywhere in the world! Until our stupid country recognises marriage equality, we can only shoot commitment ceremonies in Australia (but we'd love to shoot your legal wedding in the country of your choice!).
Australia, New South Wales, Sydney - Gay Friendly

Turtle Cove Beach Resort - Gay OwnedEvent Location in Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Turtle Cove Beach Resort
100 Captain Cook Hwy, Cairns, Queensland, 4877, Australia

Phone: 61 7 40591800
Fax: 61 7 40591969
Contact: General Manager

Serving: Port Douglas, Palm Cove
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Gay Wedding Event Location in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Turtle Cove is an adults only Gay and Lesbian Resort, so why not come and join us and experience the most fantastic piece of unspoilt paradise in the world. Come and explore this totally private, absolute beachfront, slice of Heaven and have the holiday of your lifetime. The perfect place to chill & relax, or if you can drag yourself away, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rain Forest are on our doorstep.
Australia, Queensland, Cairns - Gay Owned

Pink Flamingo - Gay OwnedHoneymoon Lodging in Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

Pink Flamingo
115 Davidson St., Port Douglas, Queensland, 4877, Australia

Phone: 61 7 4099 6622
Fax: 61 7 4099 4571
Contact: Gigi Legenhausen

Serving: Far North QLD
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Gay Wedding Honeymoon Lodging in Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia. The Pink Flamingo villas offer a unique blend of open plan living and vibrant colours, reflecting the tropical lifestyle. The friendly and intimate environment is perfect for a romantic special occasion as well as private commitment ceremonies, you can even book the whole resort with a maximum of 24 people.
Australia, Queensland, Port Douglas - Gay Owned

As a gay couple together since 1992, we believe that marriage and all the responsibilities and benefits that come with it should be available to committed gay and lesbian couples everywhere. So we created Purple Unions, a place where gay and lesbian couples can find gay friendly wedding vendors to help them plan their perfect wedding day.

Australia currently does not allow or recognize marriages between gay and lesbian couples, but the state does allow adoption by gay and lesbian couples. Some locations offer domestic partner registries, and in November, 2011, Queensland passed a civil unions bill.

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Gay Marriage Laws in Australia

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Australia Marriage Equality Conscience Vote Called Highly Likely

Aug 2nd, 2014

It's looking like we might get another vote on Australia marriage equality shortly - this time a "conscience vote". Pink News reports:

According to lone Liberal Democrat MP David Leyonhjelm, who first announced he would introduced a same-sex marriage bill last month, it is "highly likely" the government will allow MPs a free vote on the issue. Senator Leyonhjelm told... read_more

New Australia Marriage Equality Poll Confirms Strong Support

Jul 17th, 2014

A new poll shows a similar level of support for marriage equality. Pink News reports:

A poll has corroborated earlier findings that suggested support for marriage equality had surged. A Crosby Textor poll earlier this week found that 72% of Australians support the introduction of same-sex marriage, with just 21% opposed, despite continued opposition within the government. The figures had... read_more

Australia Marriage Equality Support Reaches 72%

Jul 15th, 2014

Support among Australians for same-sex marriage and for a conscience vote in the Coalition has reached an all-time high, according to a survey by the Liberal Party's own pollster. A Crosby Textor poll, commissioned by Australian Marriage Equality, has found that 72 per cent of Australians want same-sex marriage legalised, while 77 per cent think Coalition MPs should be granted a... read_more

Australia Marriage Equality Bill to Be Introduced by New Senator

Jul 11th, 2014

Senator David Leyonhjelm plans to introduce a bill to recognize marriage equality. Gay Star News reports:

Liberal Democratic Party David Leyonhjelm plans to move quickly to fulfill an election promise to push for same-sex marriage, with reports saying he will move forward with his own bill on the issue. Leyonhjelm is one of 8 senators from new parties that did... read_more

Australian Couple Marries at UK Consulate

Jun 27th, 2014

The first legal gay wedding has taken place in Australia, although technically it was on UK soil. Gay Star News reports: From today British consulates around Australia are allowed to marry same-sex couples where at least one of the parties is a UK citizen. What is believed to be the first such marriage in Australia took place today around 3pm... read_more

Eleven Year Old Calls Prime Minister "So Pathetic" For Opposition to Marriage Equality

Jun 9th, 2014

An eleven year old Australian boy wrote a letter to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott taking him to task for opposing marriage equality. Queerty reports:

"My name is Orlando Burcham, I am 11 years old and I would like to know why you don't allow 'gay marriage' in Australia. Because the majority of Australians are happily married, so why are... read_more

Australia: Parliament Will Consider Recognizing Out of Country Marriages

May 15th, 2014

The Australian Senate will consider whether to recognize out of country weddings of same sex couples. Gay Star News reports:

The Australian Senate's Legal and Constitutional Committee will hold an inquiry on legally recognizing same-sex marriages performed overseas after Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young introduced a bill that would recognize them if passed. Australia already recognizes heterosexual marriages which are legally... read_more

Australia, New South Wales: Advocates Hold Marriage Equality Rally in Albury

Mar 24th, 2014

Marriage equality advocates had a strong showing in a small town in Australia's New South Wales. The Star Observer reports:

Hundreds attended the rally organised by Equal Love, including several Albury city councillors and mayor Kevin Mack. Many attending signed a petition in support of marriage equality to be presented to the area's representatives in Federal Parliament. The rally came... read_more

Australia: Students Confront Prime Minister Abbot Over Marriage Equality Opposition

Mar 16th, 2014

Kids in Australia don't understand the ban on marriage equality anymore than kids in the US do. Prime Minister Tony Abbott was questioned by high school students over the issue. Towleroad.com reports:

High school students from the Newtown High School of the Performing Arts (a school in the suburbs of Sydney) confronted Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in a... read_more

Australia: Historic day for Tasmania

Aug 31st, 2012

Just got this press release on the marriage equality vote from our friend, Rodney Croome, at the Tasmanian Gay & Lesbian Rights Group, complete with photos of the bill passage and signing - thanks, Rodney! Tasmania's reputation as a modern, enlightened and socially progressive state has been strengthened with the passage of marriage equality laws through the House of Assembly. The Premier,... read_more

Tasmanian Labor Party Supports Gay Marriage

Aug 7th, 2011

Tasmania is the latest state branch of the Australian Labor Party to support same-sex marriage. The Tasmanian ALP State Conference passed a motion on Sunday to amend the Marriage Act to permit marriage between two individuals, regardless of sex, sexuality and gender identity. The motion was put forward by a coalition of local branches and seconded by Senator Carol Brown. Full... read_more

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