Terri Butler MP, Labor for Griffith

Opinion Piece - Let's wed change

The best time to remove discrimination in marriage was already. The second best time is as soon as possible. People across this nation are asking parliamentarians to get our act together. It is well past time to get this done.

This is not about which political party you support. People from across the political landscape support marriage equality. They may do so because of a belief in liberty, or a belief in fairness. They may do so because they have friends or family who wish to marry, but can’t. This is an issue that crosses party lines.

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Coalition should stop making excuses on marriage equality

The Coalition should stop making excuses on marriage equality and debate the cross-party bill in their party room, according to the bill’s seconder, Labor MP Terri Butler.

“When Labor tabled our bill in May, Mr Abbott said ‘If our parliament were to make a big decision on a matter such as this, it ought to be owned by the parliament and not by any particular party’,” Terri Butler said.

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Butler supports marriage equality bill

Terri Butler MP intends to second a Bill for marriage equality.

“During the last sitting of Parliament I signed a document stating my intention to second a Bill for marriage equality,” she said.

“The bill is a cross-party Bill.

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