Vic MP calls for Commonwealth action on marriage equality
Victorian Greens MP, Sue Pennicuik has echoed her federal colleague, Sarah Hanson-Young’s argument that the only way to guarantee marriage equality across Australia is for reform at a federal level.
In June 2012 Pennicuik (pictured with Greens Deputy Leader Adam Bandt) introduced a marriage equality bill into the Victorian upper house. That bill has not been debated in the current parliament.
Pennicuik now says responsibility lies with the federal government to legislate for same-sex marriage and pass the bill introduced into the national parliament by her federal colleague Sarah Hanson-Young last week.
“The High Court decision to disallow the ACT Marriage Equality (Same Sex) Act 2013, has put the focus squarely on the federal parliament to legislate for marriage equality as the majority of Australians want to see,” Pennicuik said.