Senate debates

Tuesday, 5 July 2011


Same-Sex Relationships

4:48 pm

Photo of Sarah Hanson-YoungSarah Hanson-Young (SA, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—

(a)   notes that:

(i)   the New York State Congress has legislated for marriage equality, and

(ii)   in doing so, New York has joined the following states of the United States of America, Massachusetts, California, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, Washington DC and New Hampshire, along with more than 10 other nations;

(b)   recognises that Australia is one of only a few democratic nations that does not provide same-sex couples with equal marriage rights; and

(c)   calls on the Government to support marriage equality for all Australian citizens.

Question put.

The Senate divided. [16:50]

(The PRESIDENT—Senator Hogg)

Question negatived.


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