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Victorian Greens Successfully Amend Relationships Bill to Allow for Ceremonies

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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.

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Sam Hibbins MP
Member for Prahran
10 February 2016
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