LGBTI & Marriage Equality

The Greens believe that freedom of sexuality and gender identity are fundamental human rights and recognise that discrimination on the basis of identity is a significant cause of psychological distress, mental illness and suicide. 

One of the key campaigns we support is for marriage equality. We believe that people should have the right to marry the person they love in the country they love, regardless of their sexuality. The Greens were the first party in Australia to make reform in this area a key policy across federal and state parties. Amending the Marriage Act is just one way the Greens are working to remove discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex (LGBTI) people in federal legislation.


Removing discrimination in the Marriage Act is a matter of principle: Greens

28 Apr 2015

The Australian Greens have today urged Labor and Liberal to stop the infighting and get on with legislating for marriage equality.


Senate calls for Liberal conscience vote on marriage

18 Mar 2015

The Australian Senate has called on Tony Abbott to allow all Coalition members a conscience vote on marriage equality.


Deleting gay convictions a win for equality and common sense

15 Oct 2014

The Australian Greens have welcomed the Victorian Parliament's decision to expunge all historic convictions relating to consensual homosexual relationships and have called on other state governments to do the same.


Senate supports fight against LGBTI bullying

28 Aug 2014

An Australian Greens motion*, celebrating Wear it Purple Day and calling on the Australian Senate to back the fight against the bullying of LGBTI youth, has passed today.


Opera Australia stands up against homophobia

23 Jun 2014

The Greens have praised Opera Australia for terminating their relationship with an employee who was found to have posted offensive and homophobic comments on social media.   


On eve of UK equality, Greens announce bill to recognise international same-sex marriages

28 Mar 2014

On the eve of the first same-sex marriages in the UK, the Australian Greens have announced that they will introduce a bill giving legal recognition to international same-sex marriages in Australia.


Greens’ motion supporting Sochi athletes passes Senate

12 Feb 2014

A Greens' motion supporting Australian athletes at the Sochi Winter Olympics who have spoken out in support of the LGBTI community has passed the Senate today.


Sochi athletes need to be congratulated for LGBTI activism

06 Feb 2014

The Australian Greens will move a motion in the Senate congratulating all Australian athletes who are standing up for the LGBTI community while attending the Sochi Winter Olympics when Parliament resumes.



Cross-Party working group on marriage equality announced

11 Dec 2013

A Federal Cross-Party working group on marriage equality has been announced today featuring the Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, Labor Senator Louise Pratt and Liberal Senator Sue Boyce.



Weddings this weekend!

06 Dec 2013

Our team in the ACT told us that the High Court won’t announce its verdict on the future of the Capital Territory’s marriage equality laws until December 12th.

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