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 Governmentâ€™s relationships recognition scheme today.
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).
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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.