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Tuesday, 20 November 2012 23:05

Australia Anti-Discrimination Law Could Help Marriage Equality

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After the defeat of a bill to legalize marriage equality in Australia, a new anti-discrimination law bring hope again. Could this law to fight against discriminations in employment and services apply to discriminations in marriage too?

"We welcome the government’s commitment to ending discrimination against Australians in same-sex relationships and call on it to extend that commitment to ending discrimination in the Marriage Act," Rodney Croome, Australian Marriage Equality national convener, said.

"The draft anti-discrimination law prohibits discrimination on the grounds of ‘relationship status’ and we believe that principle should extend to legally recognising overseas same-sex marriages in Australia."

Although Australians are in majority favorable to the law, Prime Minister Julia Gillard is still firmly opposed to it.

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