Skip navigation

Victorian Greens Successfully Amend Relationships Bill to Allow for Ceremonies

profile image
Sam Hibbins MP
Member for Prahran
10 February 2016

Victorian Greens Successfully Amend Relationships Bill to Allow for Ceremonies

The Victorian Greens have successfully amended the Relationship Act 2016 to allow for ceremonies to be conducted in conjunction with the registration of same-sex relationships in Victoria.

Victorian Greens LGBTI Equality spokesperson, Sam Hibbins MP for Prahran welcomed the change as a modest step in lieu of achieving marriage equality at the federal level.

“Currently registering a relationship only involves filling out the right paperwork, but this change will give same-sex couples the option of having their own official ceremony as part of this registration.

“While in no way a substitute for full marriage equality at the federal level, allowing same-sex couples to conduct a ceremony when registering their relationship provides greater dignity and brings Victoria in-line with other jurisdictions like Tasmania.”

The Greens successful amendment will enable the Victorian Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages to provide services to facilitate ceremonies, such as use of the Victorian Marriage Registry at the Old Treasury Building.

profile image
Sam Hibbins MP
Member for Prahran
10 February 2016
SHARE:

WHAT I'M FIGHTING FOR


LATEST NEWS

PARLIAMENT

Members Statement: Chapel Street–Toorak Road Tram Stop

Mr HIBBINS: It should not be a surprise to anyone in the Prahran community that the tram stop at the intersection of Chapel Street and Toorak Road was listed today in the Herald Sun as one of the most dangerous tram stops. There are frequent near misses. It needs to...

PARLIAMENT

Members Statement: Prahran Cricket Club

Mr HIBBINS: I want to congratulate the Prahran Cricket Club on winning the Premier cricket premiership, their first premiership in around 36 years. It was a dominant display at the Junction Oval from the True Blues, winning by 24 runs over Dandenong, with a century by Damon Egan and four wickets by...

PARLIAMENT

Transport Legislation Miscellaneous Amendments Bill 2021

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran):  I rise to speak on behalf of the Greens to the Transport Legislation Miscellaneous Amendments Bill 2021. It is always good to be up and speaking on transport bills and bills that relate to my portfolio area of transport. Now, this is an omnibus bill that makes a...

PARLIAMENT

Zero and Low Emission Vehicle Distance-based Charge Bill 2021

Mr Hibbins (Prahran): I rise to speak on behalf the Greens to the Zero and Low Emission Vehicle Distance-based Charge Bill 2021, a bill that will put a standalone tax on electric vehicles, a bill that is coming at a time when we are facing a climate crisis; when transport is...