Tiernan Brady was the political director of the 'yes' campaign during the Irish referendum on same-sex marriage. He is in Australia to help advise local advocates.
Hundreds gathered on the steps of Victoria’s State Library to rally in support of same-sex marriage in June.
If they genuinely want to get same-sex marriage achieved, and as soon as possible, Labor and the Greens need to do some hard thinking.
Labor begins its next phase in opposition with bigger numbers in the parliament and with a new level of confidence as it confronts the government.
By increasing their numbers within the government, the Nationals were the surprise success story of the election, with a very locally focused campaign.
Although Malcolm Turnbull has been returned to office, he faces considerable challenges.
How did the Coalition go from a resounding victory in 2013 to the edge of electoral defeat?
Malcolm Turnbull is considered favourite by both sides of politics to lead his party to victory on Saturday but the opinion polls continue to bring uncertainty.
Melbournians rallied outside the Victorian State Library to show support for the Safe Schools program.
As we take necessary steps towards shedding discrimination in relation to marriage in Australia, we must also consider removing it from our legislation.
Days out from the Australian federal election, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is calling for unity.
Malcolm Turnbull says Australians want parliament to end the 'juvenile theatrics and gotcha moments'.
The well-co-ordinated Irish ‘yes’ campaign literally had its members knocking on doors throughout the country.
Putting a human rights issue to a national vote is a crude means of legalising same-sex marriage.
Malcolm Turnbull would be fully aware that an attempt to bind ministers on same-sex marriage would cause more trouble than it is worth.
Is it a problem that, according to Malcolm Turnbull, cabinet members would get a free vote on legislation enacting same-sex marriage after a successful plebiscite? If it is – and the logic suggests otherwise…
On the back of Labor's election launch on Sunday, the party waged a Medicare scare campaign that has reverberated through the whole week.
Managing the same-sex marriage issue could be extremely difficult for Malcolm Turnbull after the election.
The same-sex marriage debate, mostly at the margins of this campaign, has erupted between the parties and within the Liberals in a foretaste of the free-for-all a plebiscite would bring. Malcolm Turnbull…
In 2011 Malcolm Turnbull said federal Liberal Party members should be allowed to conduct a conscience vote on the issue of same-sex marriage.
Malcolm Turnbull says while the plebiscite on same-sex marriage was not his idea, Australians like it.
Ignoring homophobia makes it impossible to effectively combat it.
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For every advance in LGBT rights that is made in one part of the world, there are extreme regressions elsewhere.
The political culture of Australia, unlike the United States, frowns on explicit religiosity.
Not only is the Australian Christian Lobby losing relevance, it has had to appeal to Bill Shorten to pay attention to the group in the lead-up to the 2016 election.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni signs an anti-gay bill into law on February 24 2014.
Consensual same-sex conduct is a crime in 38 African countries. The media in those countries are very much in cahoots with their rulers. But they're getting their comeuppance from Twitter.
Tony Abbott has been low key so far this election, spending much of his time campaigning in his own electorate, with some visits to MPs who invite him.
A bathroom in a Los Angeles school is marked for all genders.
New White House guidelines on sex discrimination have caused backlash in some states and school districts. But it won't last, according to researcher at UMass Amherst.
Both major parties have a platform that could ultimately facilitate same-sex marriage in Australia.
Experience in the US serves to highlight the potential long-term economic consequences if Australia fails to legalise same-sex marriage.
The future of senator Robert Simms, one of the freshest faces in the Greens team, may hang on whether he is first or second on his party's ticket.