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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

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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Greens urge Labor members to Vote4Love

The Greens’ LGBTI spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, has today urged all Labor members to follow the Prime Minister’s example when it comes to marriage equality.

Senator Hanson-Young made the call at the launch of Australian Marriage Equality’s new website,, which details the way that candidates for every seat in Australia plan to vote on marriage equality.

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Political gaffes are so ‘in’ right now, but equality is more than fashionable

Tony Abbott’s endless cavalcade of inappropriate comments and embarrassing missteps has continued today with a revealing insight into his opinion of the fight for LGBTI equality, the Australian Greens have said.

“People don’t fight discrimination because it’s fashionable, they do it because it’s right,” the Greens’ LGBTI spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

“The pressure of the day-to-day campaign means Tony Abbott is struggling to stay on script.

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Parties must work together to achieve marriage equality

If Kevin Rudd is genuine about having marriage equality achieved he will need to work across the Parliament. All parties from across the political spectrum will have to work together to achieve marriage equality, the Australian Greens have said.

"The Greens have led the way on marriage equality and have long been ready and willing to work with all parties to achieve it," the Greens' LGBTI spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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Greens release plan for marriage equality by next Valentine’s Day

The Australian Greens today announced their post-election plan for Australia to finally achieve marriage equality.

“I'm calling for a new bill, jointly sponsored by Labor, the Liberals and the Greens,” said the Greens’ marriage equality and human rights spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young today.

"The bill should be introduced to the new Parliament by November and voted on by Valentine's Day 2014.

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Bernardi’s continued attack on gays and lesbians demeans Australia

It is unacceptable that Cory Bernardi has continued his attack on gay and lesbian Australians by again linking the love they feel for each other to bestiality, the Australian Greens have said.

“Linking the love that thousands of Australian couples share to bestiality is disgraceful,” the Greens’ LGBTI spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

“Cory Bernardi is the voice of the Liberal Party in South Australia as their lead Senate candidate.

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