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Chief Minister to announce same-sex relationship scheme

By Jey 2 December 2005 43

In follow up to the ACT Government’s request for submissions for the same-sex relationship scheme discussion paper, the Chief Minister will be formally announcing the ACT Government’s relationships recognition scheme today.

Details are:
Attending: ACT Chief Minister
Media Conference: Friday 2 December 2005
Time: 12.30 pm
Location: ACT Legislative Assembly (ground floor, just inside the public entrance)

This is an open media conference and everyone is encouraged to attend.
This announcement is craftily coinciding with the end of the Canberra Pride Festival SpringOut (website down at time of posting, but it was working yesterday). The Chief Minister received a Pride Award at the SpringOut Fairday.

Good Process will be having celebration drinks – from 6pm at ScreenSound (Pride Awards 6:30pm, Movie 7:30pm).

Unfortunately I’m unable to attend the announcement but will try and post a follow up Saturday morning. If someone else wants to post it beforehand feel free.

UPDATE: The ACT Government is in the process of drawing up legislation for civil unions.
These unions will entitle all couples, not just same-sex couples, the same rights afforded to married couples under ACT law.

The press release and a fact sheet on civil unions can be found here.

OddlyGood Process is yet to put out a press release, maybe they’re too busy celebrating.

I would’ve updated sooner, as promised, but the RiotACT was down for me since that delightful apocalyptic storm on Friday arvo.

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Jey 7:27 am 05 Dec 05

ugh…better do it properly…

Jey 6:56 am 05 Dec 05

It seems everyone caught up on the jist of the announcement so I won’t post it.
I dunno about anyone else but RiotACT was down for me since Friday arvo, otherwise I would’ve posted it as promised.
If you don’t know the deets of the announcement check it out here.

I’d like to reiterate that this legislation will recognise all couples, not just same-sex couples.
It will give them the rights of married couples under ACT law.
While it won’t help Federally, I see it as a positive step forward.

Absent Diane 4:11 pm 02 Dec 05

isnt it amazing the rubbish that comes out when one bends over…

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