LGBTI

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.

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SENATOR SARAH HANSON-YOUNG TO SPEAK FOR A FREE VOTE FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY

31 May 2015

Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young will speak at a rally for a free vote for Marriage Equality today  at 2pm at Taylor Square, Sydney.

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CROSS PARTY CO-OPERATION REQUIRED FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY SUCCESS

27 May 2015

The Australian Greens are calling for a cross party meeting to be held on Monday 1 June to discuss strategies that will ensure that marriage equality is secured for all Australians.

 

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DATES SET FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY AMENDMENT BILL TO BE DEBATED AND VOTED ON

26 May 2015

The Greens have announced they will bring on a vote for Marriage Equality this year. The Party has set down dates in the Senate for debate to commence and a vote to be held on the Greens Senator Hanson-Young's private members bill currently before the Senate. 

 

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GREENS WILL PUSH FOR MARRIAGE VOTE ON BACK OF IRISH WIN

24 May 2015

The Australian Greens welcome the historic vote of 'YES' for same sex marriage in Ireland and call on Australia to follow suit.

 

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.   

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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.

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