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Same-sex marriage ‘ideal’ delivers a raw deal

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Barry O’Farrell has said he opposes a NSW same-sex marriage law because only a federal law can provide “true equality”. But this ignores the aspiration at the heart of the marriage equality movement: that same-sex couples be allowed to legally marry. A state law does this as well as a Read More

NSW Same-Sex Union Debate Up Next Week

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Same sex marriage laws will be debated in the NSW Parliament next week after a group of MPs pushing for the reform received expert advice their bill can survive a challenge in the High Court. Labor MP Penny Sharpe – a member of the cross-party working group advocating for the Read More

Media Release: Tasmanian Law Report Reaffirms State And Territory Rights To Legislate For Same-Sex Marriage

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Marriage Equality Advocates have welcomed a Tasmanian Law Reform Institute report that strengthens the case for state based same-sex marriage and called on the federal government to “leave the states and territories alone”. Australian Marriage Equality Deputy Director, Ivan Hinton, said: “This report will give State and Territory Governments across Read More