Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
AUSTRALIAN MARRIAGE EQUALITY
 
Media Release
Tuesday February 25th 2014

MARRIAGE EQUALITY BILL WELCOMED

CROSS-PARTY COOPERATION ESSENTIAL TO BILL'S SUCCESS

Marriage Equality advocates have welcomed the Federal Member for Sydney, Tanya Plibersek's, announcement that she will bring forward a Marriage Equality bill once Coalition MPs are granted a conscience vote on the issue, but have warned that cross-party co-operation is essential if it is to pass.

Australian Marriage Equality National Director Rodney Croome said,

"We thank Ms Plibersek for her commitment to marriage equality and look forward to working with her and her colleagues to progress this legislation through federal parliament."

"As Ms Plibersek has acknowledged, cross-party cooperation is key to the success of this reform, and we join her in calling  for cross-party co-sponsorship of the bill."

For more information contact Rodney Croome on 0409 010 668 or Ivan H inton on 0419 124 826.

Keywords

Marriage Equality, Australia, Government, Legislation

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