Tasmanian Lower House reconfirms commitment to marriage equality
The Tasmanian Lower House has filed a motion re-affirming its commitment to supporting marriage equality legislation.
Tasmanians United for Marriage Equality convener, Jackson Tegg, said, "We are pleased that the Lower House remains determined to achieve marriage equality and if anything its resolve has been strengthened by marriage equality in New Zealand.
"Tasmania missed the opportunity to take the lead in our region of the world, but we still have the opportunity to lead Australia to marriage equality."
Premier, Lara Giddings, and Greens leader, Nick McKim, delivered speeches highlighting the recent NSW Legislative Council report that showed the states have the constitutional power to achieve marriage equality laws.
McKim delivered a motion moving the House reconfirms its support for marriage equality, and noted the significant developments that had occurred since the Chamber voted in support of a Same Sex Marriage Bill earlier this year. He also congratulated New Zealand on joining the list of 15 international jurisdictions recognising same sex marriage but also lamented the fact Australians would now be crossing the Tasman rather than Bass Strait in search of marriage equality...