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SAME SEX ADOPTION: NSW

Same Sex Adoption

The last hurdle to same-sex adoption in NSW was overcome on September 9  when the Legislative Council approved Sydney MP Clover Moore’s Adoption Amendment (Same-Sex Couples) Bill as amended by the Legislative Assembly earlier that day.

The Assembly voted 46-43 in favour of an amendment by Attorney General John Hatzistergos which sought to restrict the scope of Rockdale MP Frank Sartor’s amendment of the previous day.


Clover Moore to Gillard: ALLOW SAME SEX MARRIAGE VOTE

NSW independent MP Clover Moore has written to Prime Minister Julia Gillard urging her to allow Labor MPs a conscience vote on new legislation to allow same-sex marriage.

The call by Clover Moore, who is MP for the NSW seat of Sydney and also Sydney’s lord mayor, comes after Ms Gillard on Wednesday ruled out a conscience vote on the issue.

“I ask that you provide for a conscience vote legislation that would allow same-sex couples to marry,” Ms Moore wrote in a letter to Ms Gillard dated September 29.