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MARRIAGE EQUALITY MOMENTUM UNEQUALED IN HISTORY

A new analysis undertaken by Melbourne-based LGBTI rights activist Tony Pitman has revealed that there are now 700 million people worldwide living in jurisdictions with marriage equality.

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26th January 2014 11:31

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Oceania

Pitman said that in just six months, an additional 93 million people were living where gay and lesbian couples could marry. The analysis does not separate how the trans* and intersex community are treated.

“It’s quite extraordinary. It also means that marriage equality is now a reality for almost 10 per cent of the entire world’s population,” Pitman said.

“It makes you wonder how many more people will achieve marriage equality before Australians also attain this basic human right. 100 million? 300 million? It’s embarrassing that Australia is so far behind the rest of the world on this issue.”

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