On Monday, two bills were proposed to Parliament in Australia that would hopefully lift the ban of same-sex marriage in that country. None of two bills are different. They each follow the simple standards. The bills are made to the lift the ban and giving same-sex couples the same footing as heterosexuals, while allowing religious ministers the freedom to refuse to solemnize any marriages that are inconsistent with their beliefs.
There hasn’t been a time set for the bill, but citizens in Australia are hoping real soon.
Although it’s an exciting time that these two bills are created, the citizens are already preparing for a fight that they are expecting to happen. A lawmaker from the Green party named Adam Bandt has expressed his disappointment in the Labor lawmakers, who refuses to co-op gay marriage.
“We know that as things stand, if either of these bills is put to a vote now, we know it will fail,” Bandt said.
However, he hopes that due to the legalizing of same-sex marriage in multiple U.S. states, the government in Australia would start expressing their support in the LGBT community.