New South Wales, Australia: State Racing Toward Marriage Equality

Written by scott on November 21st, 2012

New South Wales Racing Toward Marriage EqualityIt’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.

Authored By Serzan Ozturk – See the Full Story at GNN

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