Tasmanian same-sex marriage supporters lost in Parliament, but they win in the schools
Michael Cook | 03 October 2012
Education Minister Nick McKim, a Greens MP, plans to roll out a radical sex education curriculum to all Tasmanian schools by 2014.
Touching the third rail: gay health
Michael Cook | 06 September 2012
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has cancelled an appearance at an Australian Christian Lobby conference next month after its director suggested that the lifestyle of gays was as unhealthy as the lifestyle of smokers. “To compare the health effects of smoking cigarettes with the many struggles gay and lesbian Australians endure in contemporary society is heartless and wrong,” said Ms Gillard.
Will Tasmania legalise same-sex marriage?
Michael Cook | 08 August 2012
Tasmania could legalise same-sex marriage. Premier Lara Giddings announced last Saturday at the state Labor Party conference that she would support a bill making Tasmania the first state in Australia where gay couples can be legally married.
Wedding windfall for Tasmania?
Michael Cook | 24 February 2012
Is there a prize for the dumbest argument for same-sex marriage? If so, the Australian state of Tasmania is definitely in the running. Here it is: it’s worth A$100 million in tourism.
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