Same sex marriage: ACT Legislative Assembly debates laws
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ACT Legislative Assembly debates same sex marriage bill
ACT Legislative Assembly debates same sex marriage bill on Tuesday October 22. Photo: Rohan Thomson
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ACT Legislative Assembly debates same sex marriage bill on Tuesday October 22.
For Canberra couple, same-sex marriage is 'simply a matter of human rights'.
The ACT is set to pass Australia's first same-sex marriage law. Its Marriage Equality Bill will be debated on Tuesday, and a Labor-Greens majority in the ACT Legislative Assembly means it is certain to pass.
ACT government scrambles to amend bill in bid to safeguard law from being struck down by High Court.
The Prime Minister's sister, Christine Forster, is engaged to her long term partner, Virginia Edwards - but admits that with debate raging over same sex marriage, "It might be a long engagement."
Former ACT chief minister Kate Carnell says most Australians believe gay couples are entitled to equal rights and happiness.
The ACT has been declared the “rainbow territory’’ after the Legislative Assembly passed a bill to establish Australia’s first same-sex marriage scheme.
You cannot equate something that is essentially different, Monsigner John Woods writes.
There was such universal joy and rapture in and around the Legislative Assembly at midday on Tuesday as the same-sex marriage legislation succeeded that one even half expected the usually scowling statue of Ethos (on the Assembly's doorstep) to be smiling for once.
At a Canberra club, four years ago, Kelly Butcher was “just doing some karaoke” when she met the love of her life.