Submission: Achieving freedom to marry for LGBTI Australians

The current definition of marriage in the Marriage Act 1961 (Cth) (Marriage Act) is underpinned by the view that the relationships and commitments of LGBTI people are somehow different and inferior, and does not allow LGBTI people the full right to equal treatment in Australian society. This view is out of step with human rights norms and principles, not supported by a majority of Australians and fails to reflect the reality of contemporary relationships and values in modern Australian society.

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