Thu Jul 31, 2008
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Assurance sought on gay ceremony override
This media release was issued by ACT Greens MLA, Deb Foskey, on 1.8.08.Dr Deb Foskey MLA and Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown have today written to the Federal Attorney General seeking assurance that if Dr Foskey's Bill to reinstate statutory civil union ceremonies in the ACT is debated and passed later this month, the Commonwealth Government would not use that as an opportunity to override the ACT's existing civil partnerships registry as well.
"I don't believe there is any good reason to oppose the introduction of official, statutory ceremonies for those couples wishing to formalise their civil partnerships, which is why I have tabled a Bill to allow such ceremonies" Dr Foskey said today.
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