Bill Shorten intends to file the formal motion next Monday.
«I have given notice that I will move a Private Member’s Bill in the House of Representatives on Monday which will finally bring about marriage equality in Australia,» Shorten said in a statement.
«I believe the time has well and truly come for the Parliament to debate marriage equality.
«Our current law excludes some individuals – and to me, that is unacceptable.
«It says to them: your relationships are not equally valued by the state, your love is less equal under the law.»
It is time that Australia legalizes equal marriage!
Thanks to Wanda for details on Australian laws.