Greens introduce Marriage Equality bill to federal parliament
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.