Film Night Fundraiser for GRAI

Join Lynn in supporting a film night fundraiser for GRAI, the GLBTI Retirement Association Inc.

Highly acclaimed, multi award-winning
CLOUDBURST Friday 19 July Cinema Paradiso, Northbridge
6.15 Mingle & enjoy light refreshments
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Lesbian and Gay Parenting

Last week, Lynn provided a briefing paper on gay parenting to the Vice Chancellor at Notre Dame University, in response to a lecture hosted by the University on “Opposing dying with dignity and same-sex marriage.”

The text of the letter to the Chancellor, expressing concern that the campus was used as a platform to preach homophobia, along with the briefing paper, are copied below.

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It's Time for Australia to Say 'I Do'

As New Zealand leads the region in marriage equality, Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren said her proposed state same-sex marriage bill is ready in the wings.

"I hope the Federal Parliament supports the Greens Bill to be brought on by Adam Bandt before the federal election," said Ms MacLaren this morning upon hearing the news from New Zealand.
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Gender Identity - Greens (WA) Policy 2012

(see also The Greens (WA) companion policy Sexuality)


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Sexuality - Greens (WA) Policy 2012

(Please see The Greens (WA) companion policy Gender Identity for transgender issues.)

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Marriage Equality Bill 2012 Speech

Extract from Hansard [COUNCIL —Thursday, 29 November 2012] p9042a-9042a Hon Lynn MacLaren

Marriage Equality Bill 2012
Bill introduced by Hon Lynn MacLaren.

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Marriage Equality Bill and Debate on Constitutional Validity

Hon LYNN MacLAREN (Thursday, 29 November 2012): Thank you, Mr President. The bill before us is, on our advice from the eminent George Williams, not in breach of the Constitution in that it is related to same-sex marriage, and the federal Marriage Act is related to marriage between a man and a woman. This bill and similar bills have been read in other jurisdictions; I know that is not the most important thing, but other states in Australia have also heard this bill and it has not been ruled out of order on that basis. But, of course, we would be very keen to hear your ruling at some point.


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Watch presentation of Marriage Equality Bill in Parliament

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Extract from Hansard
[Council —Thursday, 29 November 2012]

Second Reading
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Interview on marriage equality

Listen to Lynn's interview on marriage equality

Mornings 720 ABC

30 November 2012

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Greens Table Marriage Equality Bill

Lynn MacLaren MLC, Greens (WA) spokesperson on marriage equality, today presented a state-based legislative solution for same-sex couples who wish to marry.

“The Marriage Equality Bill 2012 provides for same-sex marriage, including the authorisation of celebrants and the registration of same-sex marriages via an amendment to the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1998,” said Ms MacLaren.
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