News: Australian MP introduces civil partnership bill
Independent Australian MP Bob Such has introduced a private members’ bill proposing a universal right to civil partnerships.
Both partners would need to be resident in South Australia.
The MP said:
“Members shouldn’t conclude that because I’m introducing this that I am necessarily opposed to same-sex marriage, I am not. This arrangement is for two adult persons who are in a relationship as a couple … who may, irrespective of their gender, register their relationship as a civil partnership. It will apply to heterosexual couples as well.”
Mr Such proposed the measure after he was contacted by a same sex couple in his constituency.
Photo of the Parliament of South Australia by Rocky88 via Wikipedia under a Creative Commons licence
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