Pyne: momentum growing worldwide towards marriage equality

FEDERAL politicians say the United States Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marry could influence the debate in Australia.

Education Minister Christopher Pyne said the ruling, which stops US states from banning same-sex marriage, could not be replicated here.

"It's not something the High Court could decide on its own," he said.

But Mr Pyne said it would affect public and political sentiment.

"There appears to be momentum growing worldwide towards marriage equality," he said.

Read more at ABC News Online



Rocky market business: Small beginnings to bright future

Rocky market business: Small beginnings to bright future

"It was just a hobby, something I couldn't buy locally.”

Distance ed not just for bush kids, meet the island students

Distance ed not just for bush kids, meet the island students

More than 600 new students at the Capricornia school this year

EXTREMELY VENEMOUS: Irukandji stings woman off Great Keppel

EXTREMELY VENEMOUS: Irukandji stings woman off Great Keppel

Woman was swimming when she felt 'intense pain' sear through her

Local Partners