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Marriage aside, what laws still discriminate against gays?

Marriage aside, what laws still discriminate against gays?

What other laws -- criminal and otherwise -- still discriminate specifically against non-heterosexual Australians? It's a long and complicated list, with a key problem being that several laws are state-based and there are strong differences amongst the states on what laws apply where and to whom.

The gay kiss Facebook won’t let you see

The gay kiss Facebook won’t let you see

After two men were booted out of an English pub for kissing, a 'Kiss-In' was planned at the pub to raise awareness of gay rights. But a photo advertising the event -- surprise surprise, of two men kissing -- was removed by Facebook for violating its code of conduct. Why?

Not quite a gay marriage victory

Not quite a gay marriage victory

The Australian has framed news that the Commonwealth will have less power over vetoing state and territory laws as a win for Greens’ Leader Bob Brown on gay marriage. But it goes far beyond whatever power Brown yields in parliament, writes Amber Jamieson.

Howes: If you don’t like gay marriage, don’t marry a gay person

Howes: If you don’t like gay marriage, don’t marry a gay person

There are definitely more pressing and important issues for Australia than gay marriage. But since all that has to be done is take six words out of the Marriage Act, we should just do it and quickly move on, writes Paul Howes, national secretary of the AWU.

Views on gay marriage: from 2004-now

Views on gay marriage: from 2004-now

With three recent polls in the last few months gauging public opinion on same sex marriage, it’s worth taking a squiz at how opinion has changed over the last few years. Possum Comitatus breaks down the results into demographics.

Benjamin Law: I’m not even sure I really like rainbows

Benjamin Law: I’m not even sure I really like rainbows

As counter-intuitive as it sounds, straight people get the raw end of homophobia too. For LGBT people, one of the hardest things is to make straight people care, but it’s the only thing that will effect proper change, writes author and freelance writer Benjamin Law.

The continuing culture war on marriage

The continuing culture war on marriage

If gay marriage can't be allowed because of cultural and religious grounds, then why exactly did the Howard government legislate against it back in 2004? asks The Piping Shrike.

Boys beware!

Boys beware!

As gay marriage hits the headlines, check out this anti-homosexual propaganda from 1950s America, warning boys of the dangers in accepting lifts home from possible “sick” homosexuals. “One never knows when a homosexual is about…”

It’s the end of marriage as we know it

It’s the end of marriage as we know it

Should politicians place party loyalty over their own personal conscience? Speaking up for something you believe can do wonders for society. Yes, gay marriage will fundamentally change marriage and that's OK, writes Zoe Krupka.

Christians under attack from homosexuals

Christians under attack from homosexuals

It's bemusing that a Cardinal of the Catholic Church under attack for child abuse of a homosexual kind chooses to attack the gay rights movement but that is what Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, the retired archbishop of Bologna, has chosen to do, explains Richard Farmer.