Sat Apr 04, 2009
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Iowa gay marriage decision puts pressure on Rudd / Court rejects civil unions as substitute for equal marriage
This media release was issued by Australian Marriage Equality on 4.4.09.Australian marriage equality advocates have applauded a unanimous court decision in the mid-west US state of Iowa allowing same-sex marriages.
Australian Marriage Equality spokesperson, Peter Furness, said the decision puts the Rudd Government under greater pressure to remove discrimination from the Marriage Act.
"If traditionally-conservative Iowa can treat same-sex partners equally under the law, why not Australia?", Mr Furness asked.
"The achievement of marriage equality in Sweden on Wednesday and then Iowa yesterday, clearly demonstrates that the trend is towards full legal equality for same-sex couples."
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