(Bills - Second Reading Debate, 6 June 2018, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)
I welcome the Miscellaneous Acts Amendment (Marriages) Bill 2018, which updates State laws to reflect Federal marriage laws that now finally allow same-sex and gender diverse couples to marry each other. I thank the Attorney General and his staff for the consultation with me and other lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex [LGBTI] advocates on this bill. I especially highlight the work of Anna Brown and Lee Carnie from the Human Rights Law Centre for their work and dedication across this country on this and other important legislation impacting the LGBTI community. As many members know, I was the co-chair of the successful Yes campaign and worked alongside more than 15,000 Australians to shape Australia as a fairer and more equal place for all. Despite a disgraceful campaign from the No side, we succeeded, and now all Australians can marry the person they love in the country we all cherish.