Marriage equality advocates launch new video in support of equality
Tasmanian marriage equality advocates have launched a new video highlighting the urgent need to re-visit the Same-Sex Marriage Bill in the Upper House ahead of MLC Ruth Forrest's motion to revisit the bill tomorrow.
The new video features Burnie school teacher Nick Outterside who was raised by two mothers, one of whom has died since the same-sex marriage bill was defeated last year.
Outterside speaks passionately about the need for recognition of this important familial relationship and the necessity for marriage equality.
"My upbringing was excellent,” said Outterside in the video. "The only problem I had being brought up by two women was that the law didn't recognise their relationship for what it was, a loving, committed, life partnership.
"My family needed marriage equality last year and lots of other Australian families need this reform now".
While marriage equality may have come too late for Nick’s parents, Badcock hopes marriage equality can become a reality for other LGBTI couples.
"Nick's parents' hope of marrying under the Tasmanian Bill will never come true, but it is not too late for other families like Nick's." Badcock said.
Tomorrow the Upper House will vote on a motion from Ruth Forrest MLC to revisit the Same-Sex Marriage Bill.
Watch Nick’s plea for marriage equality and share it with your friends.