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Greens call for federal recognition of same-sex marriages performed overseas

Robert Simms 8 Oct 2015

The Australian Greens have renewed calls for the federal parliament to recognise same-sex marriages performed overseas following the decision by the Victorian Government to recognise these marriages in their state.

Greens LGBTIQ and Marriage Equality spokesperson, Robert Simms, said the Federal Government needs to act.

"While this provides good news for same-sex couples in Victoria, nationally the federal government still lags behind," Senator Simms said.

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About Robert Simms

Robert Simms is an Australian Greens Senator for South Australia. He was endorsed by the South Australian Parliament in September 2015 and is the first out gay man to represent SA in the Federal Parliament. He is the Australian Greens' spokesperson for Higher Education, Sexuality and Marriage Equality, and Water and the Murray Darling Basin.

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