Marriage equality legislation has had a turbulent history in NSW and not always because of the actions of the conservatives. I pulled this out of my files from when I was a Greens NSW MP and spokesperson for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex issues. In 2005 I introduced a marriage equality bill into the NSW parliament.
This is a report on what happened:
The campaign for marriage equality has had many twists and turns, with firey debates sometimes spilling into our own movement. One of the most controversial was in Sydney in 2005.