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Bill Shorten will be buoyed by the latest Newspoll figures, which show Labor increasing its lead over the Coalition. AAP/Joe Castro

Labor widens Newspoll gap as marriage vote tightens

Labor extends its crucial two-party preferred lead over the government, while in the marriage equality postal survey, the 'yes' case appears to be losing its advantage.
John Howard wants the government to lay out protections on religious freedoms and rights ahead of the same-sex marriage vote. Lukas Coch/AAP

Turnbull would need to prevent ‘protections’ fight delaying legislation after a Yes vote

In the same-sex marriage battle, Malcolm Turnbull finds himself fighting two former Liberal prime ministers, while somewhat uncomfortably aligned with an aspiring Labor one. Just as in the republic referendum…
Hailed as “Mother of the Emperor”, Danelis goes to Constantinople to meet with Emperor Basil I. From wikimedia

A Byzantine ancestor to same-sex marriage?

The medieval Byzantine Empire might hold some lessons about tolerance and same-sex marriage.
In Australia, same-sex attracted young people are six times more likely to have suicidal thoughts than their heterosexual peers. from shutterstock.com

Legalising same-sex marriage will help reduce high rates of suicide among young people in Australia

Same-sex attracted people have poorer mental health than their heterosexual peers, but In jurisdictions that have legalised same-sex marriage, the gap between the two is much smaller.
There are considerable mental health and wellbeing benefits conferred upon those in the fortunate position of being able to legally marry. AAP/Lukas Coch

Evidence is clear on the benefits of legalising same-sex marriage

The majority of academic research is either non-committal or in favour of the benefits afforded by legalising same-sex marriage.

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