Thu Nov 26, 2009
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Health Org says 'I don't' to same-sex marriage inquiry report
This media release was issued by ACON on 26.11.09.One of Australia’s leading gay, lesbian bisexual and transgender (GLBT) health organisations says an Australian Senate Inquiry Report is perpetuating discrimination against same-sex couples by recommending the continuation of unequal marriage laws.
The Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee today recommended rejecting the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2009 which seeks to remove the current ban on same-sex marriage.
However, the Committee also recommended that same-sex couples be treated equally under federal and state laws, that the Federal Government conduct an independent review into relationship recognition laws for national consistency, and that same-sex couples be given the necessary paperwork to allow them to marry overseas.
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