Legislation to end discrimination for same-sex couples under Commonwealth law has been introduced in Federal Parliament.We're not a gay couple. But we are same-sex. This legislation,
The changes create equality for gay couples in the areas of social security, veterans affairs, medicare, tax and educational assistance.
Laws ending discrimination in superannuation were tabled earlier this year.
Attorney-General Robert McClelland says it is historic legislation.
"This bill amends some 68 Commonwealth laws which involve 19 Government departments." he said.
"It will not only remove discrimination against same-sex couples, they also remove discrimination against their families and most specifically their children."
Oh yes, and "tabled" in Australian English means "put into play", not "rejected", as it does in US English. Another two countries separated by a common language.