The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was diagnosed with HIV two years before starting a relationship with his partner.
“It’s clear to us that the gay panic aspect of the current provocation defence is offensive and should be removed”
The LGBTI Legal Service believes the service is crucial, with a third of LGBTI people hiding their gender or sexuality when accessing services for fear of discrimination.
If passed the bill will give legal recognition to all same-sex and gender diverse couples across the state, along with those married overseas.
The NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby has named a new committee and will continue its advocacy work and push on with its priority of fighting discrimination in 2016.