(Urgent Motion, 24 June 2015, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)
Finally we get to talk about love. I move:
That this House:
(1) Notes members of the New South Wales Parliament and the community hold various views on the issue of marriage equality.
(2) Wishes our Federal colleagues a respectful debate that is tolerant of all views.
(3) Notes the importance of members of Parliament being free to express their own view and the views of their electorates on this issue.
The vast majority of people in New South Wales and the wider Australian communities have opened their hearts and minds to support the right of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex [LGBTI] people to marry the persons they love in the country they love. This is reflected in Crosby Textor polling, which shows that up to 72 per cent of Australians support marriage equality, with the figure rising to 75 per cent in New South Wales.