Tassie Same-Sex Push

Saltshakers reports that in the past week just three members of the Tasmanian Parliament’s House of Assembly opposed a Bill to allow Tasmania to recognise same-sex ‘marriages’ preformed overseas. They were Rene Hidding, Michael Ferguson and Jacquie Petrusma. The bill will now go to the Legislative Council. Saltshakers says the current bill, The Relationships Amendment (Recognition of Registered Relationships) Bill 2010, shows the incremental nature of changes relating to homosexual ‘rights’.

For Hansard of debate: http://www.parliament.tas.gov.au/HansardHouse/isysquery/0ba3cb33-36f4-432b-b1b7-509c0a01e919/1/doc/#term0_1

For ACL comments: http://australianchristianlobby.org.au/2010/09/tasmanian-parliament-pushing-gay-marriage/

For comments from Rene Hidding: http://www.tas.liberal.org.au/default.cfm?action=news_detail&ID=11757

From Michael Ferguson:


Action: Saltshakers and the ACL urges people that live in Tasmania to write to the Members of the Legislative Council asking them to vote against the Bill.

For contact info: http://www.parliament.tas.gov.au/lc/lclists.pdf

For info on Tassie parliament: http://www.saltshakers.org.au/take-action/parliamentmps/83-tasmania

Action: Saltshakers asks people to thank the three MPs that voted against the Bill

Michael Ferguson – michael.ferguson@parliament.tas.gov.au

Rene Hidding – rene.hidding@parliament.tas.gov.au

Jacquie Petrusma – jacquie.petrusma@parliament.tas.gov.au

POSTED 6 Sep 2010