ACT passes same sex marriage legislation

ACT passes same sex marriage legislation

The ACT has made history today, becoming the first jurisdiction in Australia to pass same sex marriage legislation.

This comes despite threats of a legal challenge to the Bill from the Federal government, and Federal attorney general George Brandis. 

The territory’s Liberal Opposition has argued against the legislation, saying it is a Federal issue.

But ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher says she is not deterred by the warnings.

Ms Gallagher’s Labor government has won the vote today with the support of Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury,  in a tight 9-8 vote.

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