For Release: Monday August 20, 2012

The Australian Christian Lobby has welcomed news that the same-sex marriage debate is finally coming to an end in the Federal Parliament.

ACL Managing Director Jim Wallace said that once Parliamentarians in the House of Representatives had finished their speeches this week the matter should be brought to a vote.

“There is a relatively light legislative program this week so there is no reason it could not be resolved this week or early next week,” ACL Managing Director Jim Wallace said.

“I am concerned that the Greens are trying to drag the issue out in the hope of legislating by fatigue.

“Three Parliamentary inquiries have found no substantive discrimination against same-sex people under Australian law. It is time the Parliament voted and we moved on.”