343 - The Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands

In 2004, the Australian Government passed an amendment specifying that marriage was be defined as a "union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others". In protest to this, a group set up the Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands! This episode is about the Kingdom and Australia's Marriage Law Postal Survey.


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REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING:

https://web.archive.org/web/20161110134815/http://gaykingdom.info/

https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/nancy/episodes/nancy-podcast-make-australia-gay-again

https://www.thedailybeast.com/australias-lgbt-only-island

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_and_Lesbian_Kingdom_of_the_Coral_Sea_Islands

https://www.huffpost.com/archive/au/entry/an-lgbtq-micronation-declared-war-on-australia-in-2004-and-a-sen_a_21726219

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-new1s/2017/dec/07/marriage-equality-law-passes-australias-parliament-in-landslide-vote


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