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MP Penny Sharpe
New South Wales gay marriage rights debate postponed to 14 November

in AUSTRALIA, 02/11/2013

The New South Wales Upper House held its first debate on a bill to legalize same-sex marriage today but did not vote on the bill as further debate was postponed for two weeks time.

The state that might become the second Australian jurisdiction to allow same-sex marriage did not vote on a bill to achieve that today, postponing further debate until 14 November.

Openly lesbian Labor Member of the Legislative Council (MLC) Penny Sharpe introduced her bill in the parliament around 10am today and was the first to speak to it.

‘It is with great pride that I introduce the NSW Same Sex Marriage Bill 2013 on behalf of the NSW Cross Party Group for Marriage Equality,’ Sharpe told the Legislative Council.

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