FUSE news roundup | 12-23 FEB 2019

FUSE LGBTIQ video news Round Up | 12-23 FEB 2019

MARRIED AT LAST
AUSTRALIA | 12 FEBRUARY 2019

Exactly 50 years to the day since they first met, former High Court judge Michael Kirby married his longtime partner Johan van Vloten in a civil ceremony in Sydney's Bondi Junction. The pair had met at The Rex Hotel — one of Sydney's few gay venues in 1969.

DELUSIONAL TONY
AUSTRALIA | 12 FEBRUARY 2019

Liberal MP Tony Abbott, who was Australia's most relentless crusader against legalising same-sex marriage, tried to take the credit for marriage equality in his bid for re-election, saying, “When all is said and done, I helped to make the thing happen.”

LGBTIQ LAW REVIEW
AUSTRALIA | 16 FEBRUARY 2019

Canberra's Chief Minister, Andrew Barr ordered an audit of ACT legislation to identify any harmful impacts the Territory’s laws may have on the LGBTIQ community. Mr Barr commented it would be remiss of him personally not to ensure LGBTIQ people felt included in the ACT.

HIV DISCRIMINATION
USA | 16 FEBRUARY 2019

The Trump Administration was ordered by the US courts to halt the discharge of HIV-positive Air Force personnel after two serving members were found “unfit for military service,” despite their compliance with medical treatment and physical fitness requirements.

PROTESTING EQUALITY
CUBA | 18 FEBRUARY 2019

Married Cuban evangelical Christians, dressed in their wedding clothes, gathered to renew their vows and urge people to “Vote No”
in the country's referendum on marriage equality. Chanting “I ’m in favour of the original design. Marriage: man + woman.”

HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA
VATICAN CITY | 20 FEBRUARY 2019

In an open letter, two prominent Roman Catholic Church cardinals urged an end to what they call "the plague of the homosexual agenda", telling bishops this is to blame for the child sexual abuse scandals that have occurred within the Catholic Church.

WHAT THE...
USA | 23 FEBRUARY 2019

In a bizarre turn of events, the Trump administration announced a new campaign to decriminalise homosexuality in the 72 countries where same-sex relations are illegal. Considering Trump's record isn't great when it comes to LGBT rights, it's left many people scratching their heads.

Tags: Religion, World News, Equality

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