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AUSTRALIA: Capital Territory To Introduce Marriage Equality Bill This Week

Things are moving fast after Friday's news.
The Australian Capital Territory’s government has announced that it will introduce a bill this week to legalise same-sex marriage in the territory.  The territory’s minority Labor government will present its Marriage Equality Bill to the Legislative Assembly on Thursday. The proposal will make the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) the first Australian jurisdiction to introduce a marriage scheme for same-sex couples. The reform was promised by ACT Labor before last year’s territory election. The laws will not have a residency requirement, meaning same-sex couples who do not live in the territory will be able to have a marriage ceremony in the ACT.
The ACT is Australia's version of Washington, DC. You can expect that the usual villains will challenge the ACT's action to Australia's High Court.

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