06 June 2012

Supporting marriage equality

Today, the Australian Senate Committee into the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010 was scheduled to report its findings.

The committee reported on 31 May that the report will now be tabled on 25 June. To keep an eye on its progress, head here.

On Friday in Melbourne and Saturday in Sydney, a spectacular who’s who of Australian entertainment industry are presenting a reading of the play to show their support of this Bill and to fight to end marriage discrimination in Australia.

Producer Kate Whitbread said, “We felt compelled to bring 8 to the Australian stage after experiencing the LA reading. It is remarkable how universal the issue is and how we all need to stand together for what is right. We are thrilled by the overwhelming support and generosity of the community in getting this play to the stage. It is going to be a spectacular and important night and definitely one not to be missed”

Head to AussieTheatre.com to read more about it or get yourself a saucily priced $69 ticket to show your support for australianmarriageequality.com.

And, perhaps, we should be ensuring that every member of the Senate Committee comes along.

Friday 8 June at 7.30pm
Her Majesty’s Theatre
Book at ticketek.com.au

Photo by Serge Thomann

AND at 3pm TODAY

Sue Pennicuik MLC, Greens, will introduce the Marriage Equality Bill into the Victorian state parliament

“It is preferable that marriage equality be achieved at the federal level by amending the Marriage Act 1961, to remove the discriminatory amendments of 2004, and with growing support in the Australian community, this may well be achieved.

However, if this is not achieved, there is always the option of introducing laws in the states of Australia to allow specifically for same-sex marriage”, Ms Pennicuik said.

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