Tasmanians have shown their resounding support for marriage equality with more than 63 per cent of people who took part in the survey voting yes.
Labor Leader Rebecca White said now that Tasmanians and Australians had shown their overwhelming support , Canberra needed to get on with the job and deliver marriage equality law.
“There can be no more delays, no more hollow excuses and no more unnecessary pain, hurt or public judgement needlessly inflicted on the LGBTI community,” Ms White said.
“Tasmanians have spoken – categorically – and the Federal Parliament now needs to get on with it and deliver historic reform, as Malcolm Turnbull has pledged, before Christmas.
“I could not be more proud of Tasmanians for delivering this result across the state, from the south to the north and it’s a reflection of our state leading the way in the equality debate – our Lower House was the first in the country to pass same sex marriage laws five years ago.
“Today is an historic day for all Australians after decades of struggle for recognition and equality.
“Now is the time to take the next step and reflect the overwhelming views of Australians in law.”
Rebecca White MP Labor Leader