The ABC reports that Simon Corbell’s legal advice on gay marriage is looking Notso Hotso and the Chief Minister is muttering about amendments:
Ms Gallagher has signalled the bill could be amended during tomorrow’s debate in the Legislative Assembly.
“We’re certainly looking at it and the Attorney-General and I have had some discussions over the weekend, and there’s a little bit more discussions to be had,” she said.
The ABC’s fact check unit thinks Simon has screwed the pooch:
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When ABC Fact Check last looked at state laws on same-sex marriage, it found the issue to be a lawyer’s picnic. A challenge to the ACT laws looks equally tasty for the legal community.
However, the ACT bill has some problems and its long-term prospects are doubtful. A rethink may be needed if the ACT wants to persuade the High Court that a same-sex marriage law can operate concurrently with the Commonwealth Marriage Act.