The bill will allow ‘two people’ to marry regardless of their sex or gender, while still maintaining the right for religious ministers and religious service providers to refuse their services to same-sex couples.
“The message from everyone today was loud and clear to all federal MPs – it’s time to do your job and introduce marriage equality”
“Marriage equality is a basic human right. Islam is a religion that promotes all human rights, not some human rights”
Adovcates in the LGBTI community have welcomed the new Premier’s pro-marriage equality position.
Advocates have said they prefer the wording in the current Marriage Act.
SA keeps removing discriminatory laws against LGBTI people, while Victoria faced defeat on key pieces of legislation
More than ninety LGBTI organisations and leaders have written a joint statement calling on the government for a free vote in parliament.