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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Greens welcome loudest call yet for marriage equality

27 Jun 2015

The Greens have welcomed the US Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality as historic.

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We must work together on marriage equality

18 Jun 2015

Janet Rice speaks to a Greens motion on marriage equality, arguing the time for change is now.

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Greens welcome Tim Wilson’s groundbreaking LGBTI report

10 Jun 2015

The Greens have welcomed the Human Rights Commissioner's groundbreaking Resilient Individuals report, saying it continues an urgent national discussion on LGBTI issues.

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SENATOR SARAH HANSON-YOUNG TO SPEAK FOR A FREE VOTE FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY

31 May 2015

Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young will speak at a rally for a free vote for Marriage Equality today  at 2pm at Taylor Square, Sydney.

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CROSS PARTY CO-OPERATION REQUIRED FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY SUCCESS

27 May 2015

The Australian Greens are calling for a cross party meeting to be held on Monday 1 June to discuss strategies that will ensure that marriage equality is secured for all Australians.

 

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