Feb 16, 2007

Fair Day a reminder of the need for a fair go for same sex couples

Fair Day a reminder of the need for a fair go for same sex couples

MEDIA RELEASE – ANTHONY ALBANESE MP

16 February 2007

Yesterday in Parliament, I again raised the issue of ongoing discrimination faced by same sex couples.

I also drew attention to the fact that this Sunday, 18 February, is Fair Day.

In Parliament, I said:

“On Sunday, I will be attending Fair Day, a part of the Mardi Gras festival, and planting a heart at Victoria Park under the theme ‘All love is equal’.

The Mardi Gras festival is a celebration for the gay and lesbian community in Sydney.

It is also important to recognise that discrimination continues to occur against the gay and lesbian community in a range of areas including the recognition of their relationships.”

I will be at Fair Day to plant a heart with the Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby at 2.30pm.