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Last week the US Supreme Court overturned a whole bunch of state bans on gay marriage and ruled that same sex couples have a constitutional right to get married.
It’s a big step forward for the US and marks a change in momentum for the LGBTIQA community worldwide.
So today on All The Best, we’re looking back at some of our stories on the issue.
Briefly, in December 2013, same-sex marriage was legalised in the Australian Capital Territory. Judy Aulich, a Canberra-based celebrant, performed 11 same sex marriage ceremonies in the five days it was legal. She tells that story to Farz Edraki.
Produced by Farz Edraki
Music Credits: ‘Love is in the Air’ by John Paul Young, ‘I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do’ by ABBA, ‘Lovefool’ by Cardigans, ‘Son of a Preacher Man’ by Dusty Springfield, ‘Love Me Tender’ by Elvis Presley, ‘My Baby Just Cares for Me’ by Nina Simone
The Parliamentary Friendship Group
Kate Doak is a political junkie, and wasn’t surprised by anything that happened in Canberra- until finding out about a curiously-named ‘parliamentary friendship group’ including politicians across the spectrum.
They have joined forces to help sex and gender diverse Australians who are stuck in a rut because of inadequate medical benefits and inconsistent state and national laws.
Read the Diversity in Health report mentioned in Kate’s story here.
Produced by Kate Doak.
Music: ‘Planet Zero‘ and ‘Sunday morning‘ by Jahzzar; ’Folk jam’ by Ryan Shello.
The stories aired in this episode were first heard on #1406 These Women and #1309 What’s in a Name?
Features Executive Producers: Jess O’Callaghan and Heidi Pett
Presenters: Michael Brydon and Pip Rasmussen
Image Credit: Elvert Barnes