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Greens bill to remove marriage discrimination

The Greens have congratulated New Zealand on taking the momentous step of achieving marriage equality and have today announced legislation designed to recognise same-sex marriages from overseas as equal and legal here in Australia.

“Equality is now less than three hours away, but the sad thing is that gay and lesbian Australians will have to leave their marriage at the customs gate”, the Greens LGBTI spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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Greens restart equal marriage bill debate

Adam Bandt 18 Mar 2013

The House of Representatives restarted debate on the Greens' Marriage Equality Amendment Bill today.

Speaking at a media conference following the debate Greens Deputy Leader Adam Bandt, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young and Ivan Hinton from Australian Marriage Equality called on Tony Abbott to allow a conscience vote on the bill ahead of the September election.

"Marriage equality is inevitable and Tony Abbott and Julia Gillard need to get on board with the change sweeping the world," Adam Bandt said.

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Marriage Equality debate at a crucial state

The Australian Greens have welcomed today’s announcement from the NSW cross-party Marriage Equality Group, giving notice of a bill that shows their genuine tripartisan support for state based marriage reform.

 “Seeing politicians from the Greens, the Coalition and the Labor Party standing together in support of marriage equality is a very welcome sight,” the Greens’ human rights spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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Police uniforms to be kept in the closet

The Australian Greens are urging Police Commissioner Gary Burns to allow South Australian police to wear their uniforms while marching in the Adelaide Pride Parade this Saturday.

 “South Australian police shouldn’t be forced to keep their uniforms in the closet at this year’s Adelaide Pride Parade,” Greens spokesperson for Human Rights, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

 “I will be writing to South Australia’s Police Commissioner, Gary Burns, urging him to reverse his decision.

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