Monday, 19 September 2011

Tasmania to vote on marriage equality | Star Online


The Tasmanian House of Assembly will vote on a Greens motion that make the Tasmanian Parliament the first in Australia to express in-principle support for marriage equality.
Tasmanian Greens leader Nick McKim will introduce a notice of motion, which will also call on the Federal Parliament to reform the Marriage Act, on Tuesday – with debate and a vote on the motion expected on the Wednesday.
“If this motion is passed, it will be a historic milestone for marriage equality in Australia,” McKim said, “Tasmania could lead the way from being the last Australian state to decriminalise homosexuality to the first to endorse marriage equality, with all the social and economic benefits that would follow.”
-more at Star Online

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