Thursday, 18 November 2010
Debate resumed from 15 November, on motion by Mr Bandt:
That this House:
- notes that there is:
- a growing list of countries that allow same-sex couples to marry including the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Spain, Canada and South Africa; and
- widespread support for equal marriage in the Australian community; and
- calls on all parliamentarians to gauge their constituents’ views on the issue of marriage equality.
upon which Mr Stephen Jones moved by way of amendment:
That all words after ‘That’ be omitted with a view to substituting the following words: ‘this House calls on all parliamentarians, consistent with their duties as representatives, to gauge their constituents’ views on ways to achieve equal treatment for same sex couples including marriage.’
That the words proposed to be omitted (Mr Stephen Jones’s amendment) stand part of the question.
That the words proposed to be inserted be so inserted.
That the motion (Mr Bandt’s), as amended, be agreed to.