ACT marriage equality bill set to pass Tuesday
Marriage equality advocates have congratulated the ACT government ahead of the imminent passage of marriage equality legislation.
The legislation will allow same-sex couples from around the nation to marry in the ACT.
Deputy director of Australian Marriage Equality, Ivan Hinton, a long-time ACT resident was especially proud of the territory's history making legslation.
“The ACT is just days away from making history and embracing a reform that has become an aspiration for all Australians that value fairness and equality," said Hinton.
“From 10am next Tuesday eyes from around the nation and the world will be watching as Canberra becomes the most inclusive place in Australia for same-sex couples."
Hinton said thousands of same -sex couples from around the country have expressed interest in wedding in the ACT once legislation passes.
"These weddings will begin soon after the bill passes, regardless of any Federal Government intervention," said Hinton. "We hope that ACT Liberal MLA's who support the gay and lesbian community will join Labor and the Greens in voting to make history."
The ACT Government will also broadcast a live feed on their website: so you can watch history unfold.
Australian Marriage Equality has established a wedding registry for couples seeking to marry in the ACT.