19 April 2013
Members of the NSW Marriage Equality Working Group have welcomed the Premier's support for reform.
In an interview with Fairfax Media Premier O'Farrell said:
"as a Liberal who believes that commitment and family units are one of the best ways in which society is organised, I support the concept of same-sex marriage,"
The members of the working group progressing the reform in the NSW parliament include Labor, Liberal, Green, National and Independent members. In a joint statement they said:
"The Premier has reflected the journey many within the state have gone on to embrace the importance of equality for couples, families, and communities"
"NSW now has the same political setting that lead to the successful NZ vote, with both leaders supporting the reform, all parties having a conscience vote, and all sides of politics working together to progress the reform"
The working group continue to seek expert legal advice to ensure all aspects of the NSW same-sex marriage bill give same-sex couples the same protections as opposite sex couples and is a constitutionally strong bill:
"We will present the parliament with a constitutionally valid bill, that will alleviate constitutional concerns and give same sex couples in NSW the ability to marry”
For further information contact:
Alex Greenwich MP 9360 3053