Sun Oct 31, 2010
a) Gay Tasmania
Personal stories make the difference
This article was published in the Tas Pride newsletter in october 2010.In September the Tasmanian Upper House passed a new law recognising interstate and overseas personal unions including same-sex marriages, as state Deeds of Relationship.
This is important because it means couples travelling in, or moving to, Tasmania will have full legal protection without the need to re-register their relationship.
It is important because Tasmania is the first Australian state to provide this level of respect and recognition to out-state partnerships, confirming the fact that we lead the nation on LGBTI human rights.
It is also important because it shows how far Tasmania has come since the days when we were one of the last places in the western world to criminalise homosexuality.
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