Federal parliament is considering two bills on same-sex marriage. Here’s how to have your say to the parliamentary committee inquiring into the issue…plus we have a handy Spot-The-Difference comparison between the bills.
The Australian Parliament is holding yet another inquiry into same-sex marriage, but this time it is calling for submissions from all Australians.
Two bills, one sponsored by the Labor Party, and the other by the Greens, are currently being considered by a Parliamentary Committee.
Parliament is calling for all Australians to complete a survey on the two bills. Go to: http://aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House_of_Representatives_Committees?url=spla%2Fbill+marriage%2Findex.htm to share your views by 20 April 2012.
Civil Liberties Australia has put together a document showing the differences between the two bills, you can find that here:
Civil Liberties Australia is in favour of legalising same-sex marriage, and believes the Marriage Act should be changed to remove discrimination against both same-sex couples in Australia and those who married overseas.