from a June 30 bulletin from the Australian Sex Party
Same-sex couples will be allowed to marry if a Bill introduced in the Federal Parliament is passed.
Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young introduced her private member’s Bill, proposing to grant gay couples equal marriage rights, into the Upper House on Wednesday.
The Bill seeks to remove all discrimination based on sexuality and gender from the Marriage Act. It will also allow same-sex marriages legalised abroad to be recognised in Australia.
Senator Hanson-Young tabled a petition of more than 30,000 signatures supporting gay marriage rights, saying: “The Rudd Government can no longer hide behind the lame excuse of the community not being ready for same-sex marriages in Australia.”