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When Australia Heard The Marriage Result [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: A solid majority of Australians voted in favor of same-sex marriage in a historic survey that, while not binding, paves the way for Parliament to legally recognize the unions of gay and lesbian couples. Of 12.7 million Australians who took part in the survey, 61.6 percent voted yes and 38.4 percent voted no, officials announced …

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Rome’s Trevi Fountain Goes Rainbow For Civil Unions

Earlier today Italy’s legislature made the final approving vote on its civil unions bill after Prime Minister Matteo Renzi called for a confidence vote that would have cost him his job if the bill had failed. Tonight LGBT Italians and allies are celebrating at Rome’s iconic Trevi Fountain, which has been lit in the rainbow colors in solidarity. After being …

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At Sydney’s Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras [VIDEOS]

From the Sydney Morning Herald: As 178 floats assembled near Hyde Park and excited revellers made the final touches to their bright, feathered and stiletto-ed outfits, Sydney was ready to party. Thanks to spectacular weather, the 38th annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras was especially dazzling, with glitter and sequins reflecting a radiant sun. Thousands lined the streets and …

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KENTUCKY: Marriage Licenses Begin In Rowan County!

Suck it, Kim Davis! The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: James Yates and William Smith Jr. paid $35.50 and filled out some paperwork early Friday to become the first couple to get a marriage license in Rowan County since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage June 26, prompting a license ban by County Clerk Kim Davis. With Davis in jail on …

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Freedom To Marry: Celebrating Victory

Via press release: Today, as it begins the promised campaign wind-down having achieved its goal of winning marriage nationwide, Freedom to Marry released a video celebrating the victory and featuring some of the many people, milestones, and hard work that paved the way. The video premiered at Freedom to Marry’s Victory Celebration event last Thursday, July 9, where Vice President …

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IRELAND: Dublin Gay Bar Crowd Reacts

Clip recap: The results of the public vote for the Marriage Equality Referendum in Ireland, the first country in the world to approve gay marriage by popular national vote, and it was done with a massive 62% voting yes. The broadcaster, Vincent Brown couldn’t even close his broadcast because of the noise of the place singing “Ole Ole”. Sorry ’bout …

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Panti Bliss: I’m Drunk On Yes

“Yes. It’s such a little word but today it feels so big. YES. Has one simple syllable ever meant so much before? Not to me anyway. I’ve never asked anyone to marry me, but today it feels like I asked a whole country to marry me and they said Yes. And I’m delighted. Ecstatic. I’m over the gay moon and …

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Happy St. Panti’s Day!

Wow. @PantiBliss arrives and the crowd chants Panti! Panti! Panti! #MarRef pic.twitter.com/IP7YISn0u3 — Ty Wesley Cobb (@tywesleycobb) May 23, 2015 @PantiBliss media scrum as she arrives at #dublincastle for #MarRef result. #Yes #YesEquality pic.twitter.com/oQhwPJ5Ayb — Bobby (@bobbysands81) May 23, 2015 [email protected] feeling the love #MarRef pic.twitter.com/DbhCa40XGN— Conor Humphries.ie (@reutersConorH) May 23, 2015

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