Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Tasmania starts the same sex marriage moves

Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings introduced to the Tasmanian Lower House today a bill to allow same sex marriage. Supported by the Greens, and with a conscience vote from Labor members (but opposed by theLiberals), the bill is expected to clear the Lower House easily. Where it goes in the Upper House is anyone's guess, and then there is the inevitable High Court challenge.

South Australian Premier Jay Wetherill has also said that the ALP will support similar legislation there. That legislation is likely to strike an easier time getting through the Upper House, but is also likely to be challenged in the High Court.

We are in for interesting times.

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