Tuesday, April 24, 2007

AT LONG LAST

Media release: Rights Lobby applauds State Government's commitment to registering relationships

The Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (VGLRL) has commended the State Government on its proposal to introduce a relationships register to Victoria. The initiative will allow couples, irrespective of gender, to register their relationships and have formal recognition at law.

"This is a significant moment for all Victorian couples who are mutually committed to sharing their lives together," said Lobby male co-convenor Gerard Brody. "We congratulate the State Government on this proposal". "The relationship register will build on the important legislative reform undertaken by the State Government in 2001, with the passing of the 'Relationships Acts'," said Mr Brody. "That law reform provided same-sex couples the same theoretical rights as mixed sex (de facto) couples under Victorian law. This new initiative will enable couples to have certification of their relationship and improve their access to justice in practice".

About time this was done but wait until the Rodent gets in on the act.

4 comments:

Neo said...

A definate leap in the right direction.
I bet there are a lot of happy couples out there tonight.
I'm cheering for them!
XXX

GoAwayPlease said...

I'm happy for them too.

JahTeh said...

Unfortunately neo, it's just a step not a leap but it's a start and good on the lobby for their work. I'm sort of the token straight grandmother in the group.

Kelly & Sam Pilgrim-Byrne said...

Congratulations to the VLGRL - good work!