Tue Nov 09, 2010
a) Gay Tasmania
Tas same-sex marriage move welcomed / Call for a conscience vote on the issue
This media release was issued by the TGLRG on 9.11.10Tasmanian gay activists have welcomed the re-introduction of legislation allowing same-sex marriages into State Parliament.
The Bill, introduced by Greens leader and Community Development Minister, Nick McKim, was previously introduced in 2005 and 2010.
Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Rights Group spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said that the right to marry is about equality before the law and removing the stigma still suffered by same-sex couples and their children.
“Same-sex couples wish to marry for all the same reasons as heterosexual couples. They should have that choice”, Mr Croome said.
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