Bracks urged to commit to civil unions


On November 11, the state Labor MP for Prahran, Tony Lupton, said there are discussions between gay rights activists and the government about a Tasmanian-style relationship registry being established in Victoria. But Civil Union Action (CUA) spokesperson John Kloprogge said same-sex couples want to know if Premier Steve Bracks' Labor government will commit to legal equality.

"Same-sex partners who are committed to each other want to know whether the Bracks government is committed to them", Kloprogge said. "Same-sex couples want laws to formalise and affirm their relationships, and which grant them all the rights enjoyed by married couples under Victorian law", Kloprogge said.

He added that same-sex couples would not accept inaction and that CUA would be campaigning for civil unions.