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Marriage Equality

Justice And Related Legislation (Marriage Amendments) Bill 2018

We have before us a bill which is the bare minimum reflection of what the people of Australia told their parliaments to do last year.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Oct 2018

Marriage Equality - National Survey

The ABS is sending out postal votes for the survey on marriage equality because Prime Minister Turnbull did not have the courage to allow for a free vote.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Sep 2017

Anti-Discrimination Act Amendments - Effect on LGBTI Community

There are real concerns about the harm the debate on this survey will have on LGBTI Australians, particularly young people.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Aug 2017

Legislative Council Rejects Weakened Anti-Discrimination Laws

In a victory for a just, fair, kind Tasmania, the Legislative Council has rejected the Hodgman Liberals' divisive attempt to weaken the Anti-Discrimination Act.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Aug 2017

Anti-Discrimination Amendment Bill

First the Australian Greens and now federal Labor have vowed to block the plebiscite legislation being debated in federal parliament today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Oct 2016

Anti-Discrimination Act Changes Must be Ditched

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Oct 2016

Premier Hodgman Not Standing By Past Comments on Anti-Discrimination

Last year in the Premier stated "I believe our society and democracy thrives on the basis of freedom of speech that is not unfettered".

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Sep 2016

Liberal Government Removes 'Reasonableness' from Anti-Discrimination Laws in Favour of the Church

In the final draft amendments the word 'reasonably' was removed in relation to the exemption provided for religious purposes under the act.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Sep 2016

Anti-Discrimination Act Changes are Dangerous

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Sep 2016

Hodgman Abandons LGBTI Tasmanians and other Groups to Risk of Hate Speech

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Sep 2016

Liberals Weakening Anti-Discrimination Laws

Condemns the Hodgman Liberal Government for their plans to weaken the Anti-Discrimination Act, rush consultation and ignore community concerns in the process.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Sep 2016

Sham Consultation on Anti-Discrimination Act Changes

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Sep 2016

On RUOK Day Liberals Should Rethink Anti-Discrimination Act Changes

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Sep 2016

Liberals Release Draft Amendments to Weaken Anti-Discrimination Act

The Liberal Government has released divisive, potentially dangerous and completely unnecessary proposed changes to the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Aug 2016

Premier Letting Down Vulnerable Tasmanians with Anti-Discrimination Changes

Tasmania's equal opportunity commissioner believes your plan to weaken the Anti-Discrimination Act in the lead up to a possible plebiscite is excessive. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Aug 2016

Hodgman Confirms Plan to Weaken Anti-Discrimination Laws

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Aug 2016

Liberals Set to Weaken Protection for LGBTI Tasmanians Pre-Plebiscite

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Aug 2016

Unconvincing Anti-Discrimination Act Changes

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Jun 2016

Premier Flags Weaker Anti-Discrimination Pre-Plebiscite

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Jun 2016

LGBTI Issues: Ultimate Support for a Simple Life

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2016

Marriage Equality Motion Passes

In a largely respectful and moving conscience debate late today, Tasmania's Parliament has sent a strong message for support for marriage equality to Canberra.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Nov 2015

Marriage Equality

Kingborough Council is following Hobart City Council in support of marriage equality.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Aug 2015

Marriage Equality

Equal marriage would be the most important step our country could take to end discrimination against LGBTI Australians.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Aug 2015

US Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality Increases Pressure on Australia

The US Supreme Court's finding that state bans on gay marriage in the US are unconstitutional is a triumph for equality.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  27 Jun 2015

Ireland Says Yes to Marriage Equality

Notes that in last Friday’s historic referendum on same sex marriage 62.1% of Irish voters said ‘yes’;

Nick Mckim  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 May 2015

Marriage Equality in the Air on Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is for all lovers, regardless of gender or sexual identity, but shamefully the same cannot be said for marriage laws in Australia.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  14 Feb 2015

Record Support for Marriage Equality

A new Crosby Textor poll on marriage equality has shown a record 72% support in Australia, with support for the reform doubling since 2004.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  15 Jul 2014