Australia: Marriage Equality Bill Fails Again in Tasmania

Written by scott on October 29th, 2013

Australia MapA marriage equality bill failed for a second time in the Tasmanian Senate.

Pink News reports:

Equal marriage efforts in Tasmania have failed for a second time, as an attempt to reintroduce a bill to allow same-sex marriages failed in the state’s upper house. The measure was introduced by independent member Ruth Forrest, however it was defeated 8 votes to 6. It was thought that Tasmania would become the first state to allow same-sex marriage, as a bill passed in its lower house last year, however the upper house voted down the bill, also 8-6.

It would’ve been nice to have Tasmania join the Australian Capital Territory in the fight for marriage equality.

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