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Thursday, 28 June 2001
Page: 25490

Senator GREIG (11:08 PM) —We have heard Senator Sherry say tonight it would be unfair to pass a piece of legislation that would affect only one section of the community and yet that is what gay and lesbian people experience every single day in legislation that relates to relationships. What Senator Sherry is now saying is that we should support this bill, but only so far as heterosexual people are concerned. This amendment moved by Senator Sherry is offensive, patronising and nothing more than an undignified attempt by Senator Sherry to salvage something from the sham that is Labor's embarrassing position on this legislation.

Amendment not agreed to.

Original question resolved in the affirmative.