Marriage equality advocates have welcomed reports that Liberal Democratic Party Senator, David Leyonhjelm, will introduce a bill allowing same-sex couples the freedom to marry.
Australian Marriage Equality national director, Rodney Croome, said,
"We welcome Senator Leyonhjelm giving marriage equality the high priority it deserves."
"Senator Leyonhjelm is a crucial advocate for marriage equality because his case - that marriage equality is about personal freedom from undue government interference in our private lives - will resonate with many Coalition members."
Senator Leyonhjelm has been reported as saying that he will announce a marriage equality bill on Tuesday.
Yesterday, in his inaugural speech Senator Leyonhjelm said,
“Liberty is eroded when we are unable to marry the person of our choice, whatever their gender. It is not legitimate for government to involve itself in things that an individual voluntarily does to him or herself, or that people choose to do to each other by mutual consent, when nobody else is harmed.”
For more information contact Rodney Croome on 0409 010 668.