Greens introduce Marriage Equality bill to federal parliament

Greens introduce Marriage Equality bill to federal parliament

LAST UPDATED // Thursday, 12 December 2013 13:54 Written by // Cec Busby

With the High Court ruling on the ACT same-sex marriage act due in minutes, The Greens have announced the introduction of a  federal marriage equality bill to Parliament today.

“The only way that we will be able to guarantee marriage equality across Australia is to pass reform at a federal level,” the Greens’ LGBTI spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

Hanson Young said same-sex marriage had the support of the majority of Australians, and it was time for the Federal Parliament to recognise this.

“With a cross-party marriage group and a clear public majority calling for equality, it is only a matter of time before same-sex marriage becomes a reality nation-wide,” said Hanson-Young.

“Only by working together will this Parliament be able to enact the will of the people and achieve marriage equality.”

Yesterday Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, Senator Louise Pratt and Senator Sue Boyce announced they were joining forces to form a cross party working group for marriage equality.



Cec Busby

Cec Busby

Cec Busby is the news editor of SX and

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