Shadow Attorney-General Lara Giddings has joined a crowd of passionate Tasmanians in Hobart in support of Marriage Equality.

“Today’s event sends a loud and clear message to those standing in the way of equality in this nation,” Ms Giddings said.

“The time has come for equal marriage in Australia.

“The time has come to end this last piece of discrimination which prevents same sex couples from having their love celebrated formally by friends and family and recognised by the state.

“I was proud of the leadership role the previous Government played in pushing for Tasmania to go it alone on Marriage Equality in Tasmania.

“Now it’s time for the Federal Parliament to debate the issue and I am optimistic that it will pass.

“But to do so, it is important that the Liberal party room listens to the public and grants members a conscience vote.”
Lara Giddings MP Shadow Attorney-General