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Another chance at same-sex civil unions?

By Ruqi 27 July 2012 22

Back in December the ACT Government introduced a bill for same-sex couples’ civil unions, but it was put to the side when it seemed possible the federal Parliament would legalise same-sex marriage.

The bill is going to be reconsidered next month. It won’t be bringing any great changes – same-sex couples can already register civil partnerships in the ACT – but Attorney-General Simon Corbell believes it’s “another step closer to equality“.

Apparently, the only differences from past legislation are the creation of a ‘civil union celebrant’ who can make relationships legally binding, and only same-sex couples are included in the scheme.

The bill needs the ACT Greens’ approval to go through, seeing as the Liberals have already refused, and it seems unlikely that will happen.

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DJ Mac 8:42 pm 30 Jul 12

Hey if two consenting adults want to get married – who are we to tell them they shouldn’t? And can’t the government do more than one thing at a time? Really? Most adults can do that….

Personally it isn’t an issue for me but I know several jewellers, florists and caterers who would love the extra revenue…..

Pork Hunt 3:26 pm 29 Jul 12

Give them what they want so I don’t have to listen to their whinging for the rest of my middle aged life FFS…

And before anybody gets on my case about whingers getting what they want I want you to remember for example, women getting the vote, the 40 hour working week etc etc.

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