Tasmania to see same-sex marriage bill

by Rex Wockner

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

The Tasmanian Greens party said Nov. 7 that it will introduce a bill in the Australian state's Parliament to legalize same-sex marriage.

"If we are fair dinkum about removing discrimination we should give all Tasmanians access to the fundamental institutions of our society, including marriage," said Greens Leader Nick McKim. "If (Australian Prime Minister) Julia Gillard won't move on the issue we will bring our cognate package of bills on for debate early next year."

"There is no such thing as 'mostly equal,'" he added.

The Australian slang "fair dinkum" means "genuine," in this instance.

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