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Last day to tell Senate why Australia needs marriage equality

Media Release
Sarah Hanson-Young 2 Apr 2012

Australians have until the close of business today to send submissions to the Senate on the Greens' Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010 which would let same-sex couples have the right to choose whether to get married.

"There's just hours left for Australians to say why same-sex discrimination should be removed from the Marriage Act," Greens' marriage equality spokesperson, Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, said.

"The Greens welcome the efforts of Australian Marriage Equality whose members have arranged for 20 faith leaders including from the Uniting and Baptist Church to sign a letter supporting same-sex marriage. This is to counter the campaign by the Catholic Church whose leaders remain marriage sceptics.

"Today is the day for Australians to show where they stand on equal love and for those who have yet to make a submission to send theirs in.

"Marriage in Australia is a largely secular public celebration now, and is an institution which has been able to adapt to numerous changes in society.

"Today is the last day for Australians to help achieve marriage equality so we can join other progressive societies such as South Africa, Canada and Spain where same-sex couples can get married.

"My bill will still allow for churches to choose which to marry couples, as they already do. It merely removes discrimination against same-sex couples

"Click on this link for details on how to send a submission to the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010 inquiry."



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