Greens Push Recognition of Overseas Same Sex Marriages

San Francisco protest – Marc Love

Today Parliament was supposed to vote on whether same-sex couples should have the right to marry.

But the old parties teamed up to block the vote on the Green’s bill, potentially the last chance to achieve marriage equality laws before the election.

On TV today in Parliament House in front of the very politicians who are banding together to prevent marriage equality, the Greens are showing this ad.

Marriage equality may have been blocked for now but the Greens will still try to take a step towards marriage equality in Australia.

When Parliament sits again later this month they’ll be pushing to have the marriages of same sex couples who married in other countries recognised in Australia.

About the author

Veteran gay writer and speaker, Doug was one of the founders of the UKs pioneering GLBTI newspaper Gay News (1972) , and of the second, Gay Week, and is a former Features Editor of Him International. He presented news and current affairs on JOY 94.9 FM Melbourne for more than ten years. "Doug is revered, feared and reviled in equal quantities, at times dividing people with his journalistic wrath. Yet there is no doubt this grandpa-esque bear keeps everyone abreast of anything and everything LGBT across the globe." (Daniel Witthaus, "Beyond Priscilla", Clouds of Magellan, Melbourne, 2014)