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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

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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: Marriage Equality Campaign to Target 50 MP's for Votes

Feb 14th, 2014

Australian Marriage Equality today revealed the 50 Federal MPs targeted by the new nationwide "We're Waiting" campaign. Only 25 more MPs are needed to support reform for legislation to pass the Parliament. The 'We're Waiting' campaign will put a face to the millions of Australians waiting for reform and empower local communities in targeted electorates to help reform happen. All... read_more

New Zealand: 1/4 of Same Sex Weddings Are Australians

Jan 24th, 2014

Australians are flocking to New Zealand to marry. Pink News reports:

Nearly a hundred Australian same-sex couples have resorted to travelling to New Zealand to get married since August. 47 female couples and 50 male couples have made the journey from Australia, since New Zealand's equal marriage law came into effect in August. 361 same-sex couples in total have so... read_more

Australia: Prime Minister Plays Down Idea of Marriage Equality Vote

Dec 16th, 2013

A day after Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull suggested an open vote on the marriage equality bill could be forthcoming, Prime Minister Tony Abbott played down the idea. The Guardian reports:

But in a radio interview on Monday, Abbott was unwilling to commit to a conscience vote, saying any private member's bill would be considered by the Liberal-National party room "in the... read_more

Australia: Lawmakers May Get Free Vote on Marriage Equality Bill

Dec 15th, 2013

Some breaking news out of Australia this morning. It looks like Prime Minister Tony Abbott's party may allow a conscience vote on the marriage equality bill. Bloomberg News reports:

Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s Liberal Party, which leads a coalition government with the smaller National Party, will probably let legislators vote however they choose on the issue, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull... read_more

Australia: High Court Strikes Down ACT Marriage Equality Law

Dec 12th, 2013

Australia MapIt's very disappointing week for LGBT rights around the world. First the decision reinstating India's sodomy law, and now this. The Washington Blade reports:

Australia's highest court on Thursday struck down the Australian Capital Territory's same-sex marriage law. The Australia High Court unanimously ruled the statute that ACT... read_more

Australia: Bipartisan Senate Group Formed To Work on Marriage Equality

Dec 11th, 2013

A group of senators from the liberal, greens, and labor parties has formed to work towards legalizing marriage equality in Australia. Gay Star News reports:

Senators from the three largest political factions in the Australian Parliament have today announced the formation of a cross-party working group to push for the legalization of same-sex marriage in Australia. At around 10.30am this... read_more

Australia, ACT: First Same-Sex Couples to Legally Marry Tomorrow

Dec 6th, 2013

The Australian Capital Territory's marriage equality law goes into effect tomorrow, and couples have five days to marry before the country's High Court hands down its ruling on the issue. ABC news reports:

A state lawmaker and his partner plan to fly 3,500 kilometers (2,200 miles) across Australia to become one of the nation's first same-sex couples to legally marry... read_more

Australia: Five Days of Weddings in the ACT

Dec 3rd, 2013

Gay and lesbian couples have five days to marry before the country's High Court issues its ruling on the district's marriage equality law. Joe.My.God reports:

The court's six judges heard the case today and announced that they would deliver their ruling on December 12. The first weddings are scheduled to take place in Canberra on Saturday, the first opportunity under... read_more

Australia: High Court Will Hear Challenge to ACT's Marriage Equality Law Tomorrow

Dec 2nd, 2013

Australia's first marriage equality law is about to be challenged in court by the federal government. Gay Star News reports:

The High Court of Australia is due to hear the Australian Government's case against the Australian Capital Territory's (ACT) Marriage Equality Act on Tuesday and Wednesday, with same-sex marriages due to commence in the territory Saturday. The Australian Government claims... read_more

Australia: Married Gay US Ambassador Stays Out Of Marriage Equality Debate

Nov 25th, 2013

US Ambassador John Berry is staying out of the same sex marriage fight in Australia. Gay Star News reports:

America's new ambassador to Australia, John Berry, has stayed out of the debate on same-sex marriage in Australia despite marrying his partner Curtis Yee shortly before leaving the United States. Berry told ABC News Breakfast last week that 'Australians need to... read_more

Australia: Huge Marches for Marriage Equality

Nov 24th, 2013

Australia's LGBT community marched for marriage equality across the country today. O-blog-dee-o-blog-da reports:

Thousands of LGBT people and allies braved the rain and marched in Australia today, in support of marriage equality, in different centers, including Melbourne, where a crowd of about 600 descended on Parliament. Prime Minister Tony Abbott is anti-marriage equality. Although he attended his gay sister's... read_more

Australia: Governor General Supports Marriage Equality

Nov 22nd, 2013

Australia's Governor General Quentin Bryce indicated that she supports marriage equality. Pink News reports:

Quentin Bryce made the comments as she concluded her final Boyer Lecture on Friday evening. She said she hoped Australia would become a country "where people are free to love and marry whom they choose". "And where perhaps, my friends, one day one young girl or... read_more

Australia, New South Wales: Marriage Equality Bill Narrowly Defeated

Nov 14th, 2013

It was hoped that New South Wales would follow in the footsteps of the Australian Capital Territory, but the bill was narrowly defeated, 21 to 19. Towleroad reports:

So why did the bill fail?
Mr Nile said he believed a decisive factor in the bill's defeat was Premier Barry O'Farrell's announcement that he would vote against the bill if it came... read_more

Australia: Liberal Party May Allow Open Marriage Equality Vote, Communications Minister Says

Nov 4th, 2013

One of the newly ascendant Liberal party's top leaders suggested that the party may allow a vote on the marriage equality bill. Gay Star News reports:

Malcolm Turnbull - Australia's Communication Minister and leader of the Liberal Party while in Opposition from 2008 to 2009 - has said he believes his party room will allow a conscience vote on same-sex... read_more

Australia: New South Wales to Wait Until Mid November to Vote on Marriage Equality Bill

Oct 31st, 2013

The Upper House in New South Wales has postponed a vote on a marriage equality bill until mid-November. Gay Star News reports:

The state that might become the second Australian jurisdiction to allow same-sex marriage did not vote on a bill to achieve that today, postponing further debate until 14 November. Openly lesbian Labor Member of the Legislative Council (MLC)... read_more

Australia: Marriage Equality Bill Fails Again in Tasmania

Oct 29th, 2013

A marriage equality bill failed for a second time in the Tasmanian Senate. Phink News reports:

Equal marriage efforts in Tasmania have failed for a second time, as an attempt to reintroduce a bill to allow same-sex marriages failed in the state’s upper house. The measure was introduced by independent member Ruth Forrest, however it was defeated 8 votes to... read_more

Australia: Some Couples to Marry before High Court Challenge To ACT Marriage Equality Law

Oct 25th, 2013

It looks like there will be a brief window for same-sex couples to marry before the High Court hears the federal government's challenge to the Australian Capital Territory's new marriage equality law. Gave Star News reports:

Same-sex couples will have a brief window of opportunity to begin marrying in Australia despite the Australian Government’s challenge in the High Court. The... read_more

Australia: Will New South Wales Pass a Marriage Equality Bill Next?

Oct 24th, 2013

Just a week after the Australian Capital Territory passed the first marriage equality bill in Australia, New South Wales may be set to follow. Towleroad.com reports:

The parliament of New South Wales will debate a marriage equality bill next week, Sky News reports: The group consisting of Liberal, National, Greens, Labor and independent members say the bill follows community and... read_more

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At Purple Unions, we take marriage equality seriously. As a gay couple who have been together since 1992, we know that gay and lesbian couples can and do form long-term, stable, supportive relationships, and we believe the institution of marriage and all the responsabilities and benefits that come with it should be opened up to committed gay and lesbian couples everywhere. To this end, we created Purple Unions as 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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