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National Day of Action against Abbott’s High Court block

Nationwide protests have been planned for next month in response to the Federal Government’s attempts to overturn successfully enacted state or territory based same-sex marriage laws through the High Court.\n

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27th October 2013 16:19

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Oceania

The rallies, set to take place in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth on November 23, will call for marriage laws – such as those recently passed by the ACT Parliament and to soon be considered by NSW’s parliament – to be upheld while also highlighting the need for reforms at a federal level.

A High Court challenge launched by Attorney-General George Brandis against the constitutional validity of the ACT’s Marriage Equality Same-Sex Bill commenced earlier today.

Cat Rose, co-convener of Community Action Against Homophobia, said though the success of the ACT legislation on October 22 was a historic day it was likely that state or territory-based same-sex marriage laws will not provide full marriage equality, particularly for transgender or intersex people.

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