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"No government has the right to tell its citizens when or whom to love." - Rita Mae Brown
As members of the Greens party, one of our core values is Social Justice. We believe that every person is entitled to equal access of opportunity, justice and democracy regardless of their culture, class, race, age, gender, sexuality or nationality. In order to promote and actively pursue social justice for all, the West Australian Greens believe that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people have the same rights as other citizens and should be free from all harassment and discrimination.
The Greens are committed to working towards and protecting equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (LGBTI). To achieve social justice in the area of sexuality and gender identity, the Greens strive toward:
- The repeal of all federal and state laws that are discriminatory.
- Giving same-sex marriages and de facto relationships the same legal status as heterosexual relationships, including equal entitlement to superannuation and insurance.
In the Senate the Greens have introduced a bill to amend the Marriage Act to remove the ban on same sex marriage. See Senator Sarah Hanson-Young’s website.
You can also view the latest media releases from Sarah here.
I believe that discrimination on the grounds of sexuality or gender identity is unacceptable. There is no time like the present to promote and protect the individual rights of every Australian and that includes the right to marry any person they choose.