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Aussie Quakers Love Gay Marriage

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Australian Quakers have urged their nation's government to grant marriage equality to its gay citizens.

The message was formulated at their annual meeting, held Monday at the Westminster School in Adelaide (pictured). The Quakers also decided to practice full marriage equality at their meetings around the nation, "including celebrating the spiritual aspects of same-sex weddings," according to a press release.

"Australian Quakers celebrated our first same-sex marriage in 2007, and seeking legal recognition for such unions is consistent with our long held spiritual belief in the equality of all people," Lyndsay Farrall, the presiding clerk of the Australia meeting, said in the release. "Ongoing discrimination against people on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender under Australian law is a matter of growing disquiet for Quakers.'"

The Quakers have long been known for the liberal views.

Read the full release here.

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.