Articles tagged with: Shelley Argent

Mar20

Parents called to speak up for marriage equality

POSTED ON // Monday, 20 March 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Parents called to speak up for marriage equality

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) have called for parents who support marriage equality to take action on the issue and lobby their MPs before parliament ends.

Feb21

Parents demand a free vote for marriage equality

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 21 February 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Parents demand a free vote for marriage equality

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) have ramped up their efforts to call for a free vote on marriage equality, launching a new campaign targeting Coalition MPs  who are in support of the reform to call for a free vote.

Feb13

PM’s popularity would soar if he allowed free vote on marriage equality

POSTED ON // Monday, 13 February 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

PM’s popularity would soar if he allowed free vote on marriage equality

Results from a recent Galaxy poll suggest the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s popularity would increase if he were to allow a free vote on marriage equality.

Feb06

Advocates welcome Liberal MPs pushing for marriage equality

POSTED ON // Monday, 06 February 2017 Written by // Samuel Leighton-Dore

Advocates welcome Liberal MPs pushing for marriage equality

The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that a handful of Liberal Party MPs, including *Dean Smith, Warren Entsch and Tim Wilson, will be leading a renewed push to axe the government’s plebiscite policy over the next fortnight, fighting for a free vote in parliament instead.

Jan18

90 per cent of LGBTI Australians against marriage bill if it includes discrimination clause

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 18 January 2017 Written by // Samuel Leighton-Dore

90 per cent of LGBTI Australians against marriage bill if it includes discrimination clause

According to a large-scale new survey, members of the Australian LGBTI community have rejected proposals to legalise marriage equality this year if it means same-sex couples could refused service by civil celebrants, faith-owned businesses and other service providers.

Jan10

Have your say on discrimination proposals

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 10 January 2017 Written by // GayNewsNetwork

Have your say on discrimination proposals

LGBTIQ Australians have been urged to have their say on proposals to allow new forms of legal discrimination against same-sex couples in return for marriage equality.

Nov09

Fundraising push for PFLAG mum's #MakeItLaw campaign

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 09 November 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

Fundraising push for PFLAG mum's #MakeItLaw campaign

Marriage equality supporters are being urged to get behind Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) National Spokesperson Shelley Argent’s latest campaign.

Oct06

Galaxy poll says PM will gain popularity if he drops plebiscite

POSTED ON // Thursday, 06 October 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

Galaxy poll says PM will gain popularity if he drops plebiscite

A new Galaxy poll says the prime minister’s popularity would grow if he were to abandon the plebiscite and allow a free vote for marriage equality in parliament instead.

Sep09

Anti-plebiscite campaigners are ‘Playing the suicide card’ says David van Gend

POSTED ON // Friday, 09 September 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Anti-plebiscite campaigners are ‘Playing the suicide card’ says David van Gend

Australian Marriage Forum president Dr David van Gend says opponents of a marriage plebiscite are engaging in political blackmail by claiming a plebiscite will result in gay youth suicides.

Aug21

Government delays plebiscite as advocates lobby for free vote

POSTED ON // Sunday, 21 August 2016 Written by // Cec Busby

Government delays plebiscite as advocates lobby for free vote

Attorney General George Brandis has released a draft question for the proposed plebiscite on marriage equality and hinted to reporters the public vote on same-sex marriage will be held in February.