The Greens will join Labor and the crossbench to create a Senate inquiry on marriage equality and the Coalition government’s draft bill to amend the Marriage Act.
“Ditching the plebiscite has paved the way for the Parliament to decide on marriage equality,” said Senator Janet Rice, Australian Greens LGBTIQ spokesperson.
“The only way we’re going to achieve marriage equality is through co-operation from all sides of Parliament.
“This is an opportunity for anyone with questions about the path forward for marriage equality to have them answered.
“By working together, we will hear wedding bells ringing during this Parliament.”
Media contact: Sam Drummond 0400 352 935