Tag Archives: Canberra

Marriages Begin In Australian Capital

Shortly after midnight local time, one hour ago at this writing, the first same-sex marriages took place in Australia’s Capital Territory. As most Australians were sleeping, Alan Wright and Joel Player were celebrating history with the nation’s first same-sex wedding ceremonies held at one minute past midnight in Canberra. The threat of the High Court striking down the ACT’s same-sex …

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AUSTRALIA: Gays Get Five-Day Window To Marry In Capital Before Court Ruling

Same-sex marriage becomes legal in Australia’s capital this weekend and today the High Court announced that it will not rule on the federal government’s bid to quash the law until next Thursday. That provides a five-day window for marriages to take place. The court’s six judges heard the case today and announced that they would deliver their ruling on December …

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Satan Comes To Canberra

From an Australian version of The Onion: Canberra today became the first Australian state or territory to formally install Satan, Lord of Darkness, as its divine leader, following the passage of marriage equality laws through our capital’s God-forsaken Legislative Assembly. Speaking after the final vote, Chief Minister Katy Gallagher maintained that she was glad she did it. “The ACT has …

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Marriage Comes To Australia’s Capital!

ABC News Australia has the great news: The Labor Government passed its Marriage Equality Same-Sex Bill in the Legislative Assembly with the help of Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury. The laws will allow an authorised celebrant to marry gay couples within the ACT, regardless of where they live. “I am proud to stand for equality. I am proud to stand for …

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