Tasmanian parliament votes in support of marriage equality


Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman.

Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman. Photo: Rob Blakers

 

 | The Age | November 19, 2015

Tasmania’s Liberal-led lower house of parliament has thrown its support behind marriage equality, increasing pressure on Canberra ahead of a planned national plebiscite.

It became the third state assembly to pass a motion supporting legalisation of same sex marriage, voting 15-9 in favour.

Introduced by the Greens, the motion won the support of Liberal MPs including Premier Will Hodgman and Deputy Premier Jeremy Rockliff.

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