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Greens call for Labor unity on ACT equality laws

The Australian Greens are calling on members of the Labor party to stand together and support marriage equality legislation being upheld in the ACT.

“The Labor party must bind their MPs to vote on block in defending the ACT marriage equality laws. It is time for Bill Shorten and Anthony Albanese, as potential leaders, to tell Australians they will draw the party line in supporting marriage equality laws in the ACT,” Greens spokesperson for LGBTI Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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The Greens to protect ACT’s marriage equality legislation in the Senate

The Australian Greens will block any attempt by Tony Abbott to strip marriage equality legislation from the ACT, as it is set to legalise same-sex marriage this year.

“With the ACT introducing a same-sex marriage bill this week, there will be a test for the Coalition to see if they will listen to a decision that has enormous support, or choose to override equality,” Greens’ spokesperson for LGBTI Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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Equality for LGBTI Australians

Christine Milne 1 Sep 2013

The Greens have a vision of a caring Australia, where every person is able to realise their highest aspirations, free from discrimination in our laws and in our minds.

That's why the Greens have always stood up for full equality for LGBTI Australians, and always will.

It was Christine Milne's Bill that decriminalised homosexuality in Tasmania in 1997, after more than a decade of campaigning and negotiating.

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