Mark BrownThe recent Tasmanian Greens’ motion that expressed in-principle support for 'marriage equality' (same-sex marriage) has left many confused and some even thinking Tasmania has legalised same-sex marriage! Even my brother in NZ heard it reported over there as such.

The motion passed was not a bill and was in effect inconsequential as all it did is tell the federal government that the Tasmanian Labor-Greens alliance supports redefining marriage, something already well known. The motion did not go through the upper house so was not a reflection of the views of the Tasmanian Parliament either.

Please keep informed on this debate through the new Australian Marriage Forum, dedicated to this important issue. Australian Marriage Forum has been developed to help people understand the same-sex marriage debate, send emails to pollies, and sign a petition that targets the ALP national conference in early December.