North Queensland MP Bob Katter has accused the NRL of insulting and offending fans by choosing American artist Macklemore — a vocal supporter of same sex marriage — as its half-time act. Mr Katter, a league fanatic, is heading to the grand final this weekend to support his team, the North Queensland Cowboys, but says he is outraged and that NRL fans won't be happy.
In the same-sex marriage debate, the No side argues same-sex couples already have all the same legal rights as married couples. But for at least two same-sex couples, that isn't the case. For the 21 years they were together, Toni Irenyi-Brunne and her partner Mel dreamed of getting married. "Mel got down on her knees and asked, 'Will you marry me? '," Toni told 7.30. "We knew we couldn't do it at the time but we had a commitment ceremony."
Ben Rogers and Mark Poidevin oppose same-sex marriage and feel their views are immediately dismissed as homophobic. The couple met 15 years ago on a website called Gay.com. They say it was love at first sight. "We've been through our ups and downs like anyone else, but I love him dearly and there's no-one else I'd like to spend my life with than him," Mark said. While the Wollongong couple have committed to each other for life, their views on same-sex marriage are not what you might expect.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".