Marriage equality: the time has come

The message is loud and clear: Australia is ready for marriage equality. 

Right around the world, marriage equality is becoming a reality for many LGBTI couples. 

We have an exciting opportunity here – let’s work together and get marriage equality in place.

With the support of the majority of Australians, the time is right for marriage equality. The community understands that it's an issue of basic fairness.

Marriage equality is an important step towards reducing discrimination faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex Australians in same sex relationships, and their families.

The Greens have listened to the community right from the start and we've acted. We are the only party that has voted for equality - every Bill, every time.

The Greens have put a Private Members Bill before parliament that would remove discrimination from the Marriage Act and give same-sex couples the right to marry and allow for overseas same-sex marriages to be recognised in Australia.

If the parliament votes for marriage equality, Australia will join countries like Ireland, Canada, Spain, Sweden and South Africa in recognising same-sex marriage.

We have an exciting opportunity here – let’s work together and get marriage equality right.

Latest on Marriage equality: the time has come

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Public forum: Supporting Safe Schools and Inclusive Communities

07 Apr 2016 | 6:30 pm

This public meeting will discuss how we can defend the Safe Schools program, and fight homophobia and transphobia within the community.

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If we ring the bells now we can be hearing wedding bells in no time

17 Mar 2016

Senator Rice urges the senate to go to a vote on marriage equality. Disappointingly,  the Labor party failed to support such a vote.

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Labor sides with the Liberals to dodge marriage equality vote

17 Mar 2016

The Greens are disappointed that the Australian Labor Party has sided with the Liberals to prevent a vote on marriage equality in the parliament today. 

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After David Bulmer-Rizzi's death, we must recognise foreign same-sex marriages

04 Feb 2016

The death of English tourist David Bulmer-Rizzi was a wake-up call for our backwards marriage laws. Senator Rice says the least we can do is recognise overseas same-sex marriage.

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Time to act on recognising overseas same-sex marriages

04 Feb 2016

Overseas marriage recognition laws must be standardised across the country to avoid the heartache and humiliation experienced by a British man refused next of kin status, after his husband died in Adelaide while the couple was on holiday, the Australian Greens say.

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