In Australia, at least 18,000 same-sex couples are waiting for the law to change to allow them to get married, according to the University of Queensland...
...Alex Greenwich, an openly gay member of the New South Wales parliament and a former businessman, who ran a recruitment agency before entering politics, believes that employees who are happy and respected at work are more productive.
"There have been so many studies done on the importance of diversity within the workplace and the importance of accepting and treating your staff well in the workplace.
"It's kind of a no-brainer," says Mr Greenwich, who believes it is time for Australia to shed its reputation for sexual intolerance.
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