The Australian Greens welcome the historic vote of 'YES' for same sex marriage in Ireland and call on Australia to follow suit.
"The news of a resounding 'YES' vote in Ireland for amending their constitution to extend the right to marry to all couples, regardless of gender, is fantastic and it is time for Australia to catch up" Greens marriage equality spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.
"The Greens will push for a vote on a bill for same sex marriages to be recognised before the year is out
"There is nothing in the Australian constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage. A vote by parliament is all that is needed and Tony Abbott should allow his party a conscious vote on the subject
"Cupid doesn't discriminate and neither should the law
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