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

Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young will speak at a rally for a free vote for Marriage Equality today  at 2pm at Taylor Square, Sydney. Joining the Senator, along with thousands of marriage equality supporters, will be the Deputy Leader of the Opposition Tanya Plibersek, Sydney City Councillor Christine Forster and Rodney Croome, National Director of Australian Marriage Equality.

" I am delighted to be joining thousands of Australian's to show my support for Marriage Equality at the rally today", Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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CROSS PARTY CO-OPERATION REQUIRED FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY SUCCESS

With Bill Shorten announcing that he will introduce his own marriage equality bill on Monday, and with existing bills from Senator Sarah Hanson-Young and Senator David Leyonhjelm, it is now time for all parties wanting to end discrimination in marriage to work together on a common goal.

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.

Senator Sarah Hanson-Young

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

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. 

Debate on the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill to commence on 18 June 2015

Vote on the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill on 12 November 2015

SENATOR SARAH HANSON-YOUNG : GREENS SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA & SPONSOR of MARRIAGE EQUALITY BILL

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GREENS WILL PUSH FOR MARRIAGE VOTE ON BACK OF IRISH WIN

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

"The news of a resounding 'YES' vote in Ireland for amending their constitution to extend the right to marry to all couples, regardless of gender,  is fantastic and it is time for Australia to catch up" Greens marriage equality spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

"The Greens will push for a vote on a bill for same sex marriages to be recognised before the year is out

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

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

“It's time to drop the excuses. Labor's bizarre position of having a party policy of marriage equality but actively signalling to MPs to vote against it has always been naked politicking. The truth is, the party either believes equality is important or it doesn't,” Greens 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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Greens bill to remove marriage discrimination

The Greens have congratulated New Zealand on taking the momentous step of achieving marriage equality and have today announced legislation designed to recognise same-sex marriages from overseas as equal and legal here in Australia.

“Equality is now less than three hours away, but the sad thing is that gay and lesbian Australians will have to leave their marriage at the customs gate”, the Greens LGBTI spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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Greens restart equal marriage bill debate

Adam Bandt 18 Mar 2013

The House of Representatives restarted debate on the Greens' Marriage Equality Amendment Bill today.

Speaking at a media conference following the debate Greens Deputy Leader Adam Bandt, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young and Ivan Hinton from Australian Marriage Equality called on Tony Abbott to allow a conscience vote on the bill ahead of the September election.

"Marriage equality is inevitable and Tony Abbott and Julia Gillard need to get on board with the change sweeping the world," Adam Bandt said.

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