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Oct 24, 2011
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Civil union vote for Queensland

First published in Star Observer, October 24, 2011

Queensland acting premier Andrew Fraser has announced his plans to introduce same-sex civil unions for the state.

Fraser said he was likely to introduce the reform before Christmas via a private member’s bill and called on parliament to support the proposal.

Although Fraser admitted he and Premier Anna Bligh support full marriage equality, he said civil partnerships were as far as state government could go to acknowledge the relationship rights of gay and lesbian couples.

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