SA Youth Parliament passes equal marriage motion
The 2012 South Australian Youth Parliament successfully passed a motion in support of same-sex marriage on top of six bills which they passed through both houses.
The annual Youth Parliament offers a chance for around 70 young people to debate real public issues and experience the life of a parliamentarian.
Youth Minister Ian Hunter said the participants spent the week debating 14 bills which included complex issues such as euthanasia, jumps raving, the use of police tasers and transport.
“There were also two motions of public interest bills on zero blood alcohol limits for drivers under 28 years and legalising same sex marriage,” he said.
“It’s encouraging to see South Australia’s young people engaged in discussions on such a broad range of topics and I have been impressed by the depth of the arguments presented.”
The bills will be presented to MPs for consideration, Hunter added.