New South Wales’ parliament asked for submissions on a proposed marriage equality bill, and the public response has broken records, Gay Star News reports:
Over 7,500 submissions were made into a New South Wales (NSW) state parliament inquiry into the possibility of legalizing same-sex marriage under state law while the Australian Government refuses to move on the issue. The number of submissions made was the most ever received by a parliamentary inquiry and was more than three times bigger than the previous record holder. Australian advocates for marriage equality welcomed the overwhelming support for marriage equality demonstrated by the number of submissions.
No word yet on when the bill might receive a vote.