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Tasmania upper house rejects same-sex marriage

The hearts and dreams of gay and lesbian couples in the Australian state of Tasmania have been broken, after the state government's upper house narrowly voted Thursday to reject marriage equality.

Raising money to bring marriage-equality ad to American TV

Australia’s memorable marriage equality video ad, “It’s time,” could air on networks across the United States through the work of an organization focused on bringing grass roots media to mainstream attention.

Australian MPs are doubtful about gay marriage

A two-hour debate over a same-sex marriage bill in the Australian parliament today indicated that there is not enough support to change the law.

In Tasmania, lower house approves marriage for gay and lesbian couples

After hours of civilized but emotional debate of same-sex marriage, the Tasmania House of Assembly voted 13-11 to approve marriage for gay and lesbian couples. A third reading and passage is required for the bill to go into law.