Greens promise support for ACT marriage equality bill
The Greens' LGBTI spokesperson, Senator Hanson Young has pledged the Greens will block any attempts by Tony Abbott to lambast planned marriage equality legislation in the ACT.
“With the ACT introducing a same-sex marriage bill this week, there will be a test for the Coalition to see if they will listen to a decision that has enormous support, or choose to override equality,” Greens’ commented Hanson Young.
With marriage equality set to become a reality in the ACT, Hanson Young comments the ACT Bill has been “Abbott Proofed” thanks to The Greens’ Self Government Bill (approved last term) which would prevent the PM-elect from overruling any legislation approved by the territory without the support and approval of the Federal parliament.
“The Greens will stand up to any attempts to dismantle equality in the ACT. It’s time to stop delaying the inevitable and support marriage equality for all Australians,” said Hanson Young.