|Tuesday, 21 August 2012 11:01|
The¬†same-sex 'marriage' debate is¬†NOW underway in the federal parliament.
House of Representatives
Debate on the private member's bill put forward by ALP MP Stephen Jones¬†resumed¬†last night (Monday, 20 August) in the House of Representatives. The Bill¬†is called the¬†Marriage Amendment Bill 2012.¬†
This webpage¬†gives an overview of the Bill and relevant dates. The Bill was introduced and had its second reading on 2 February before being sent off to a Committee. Now the¬†second reading debate has resumed.¬† Last night five¬†more MPs spoke on the Bill - 2 in favour and three against. Read Hansard debate - pages 124 to 128 - click here.
PLEASE contact your OWN federal MP - and ask them to vote AGAINST the Bill. Tell them you are in their electorate when you write - and include your full name and address.
The same-sex 'marriage' Bill put up by Greens' Senator Sarah Hanson-Young is expected to be debated on Thursday this week (23 August) during 'private member's time'.
Please contact your 12 State senators (2 in ACT and NT).