It’s well and truly now a race to the altar to see which state or territory will become the first to have equal marriage laws after a cross parliamentary group of MPs in NSW gave notice yesterday of their intentions to introduce a marriage equality bill by early next year.
The State Marriage Equality Bill will be introduced separately in the Upper House by all three Legislative Council members of the working group – the Nationals Trevor Khan, Labor’s Penny Sharpe and Cate Faehrmann from The Greens – with the trio saying in a joint statement that it would provide for the “best starting point”.
The cross parliamentary group also includes newly elected Independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich and Coogee Liberal MP Bruce Notley-Smith, who both sit in the Parliament’s Lower House.
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