WATCH: TANYA PLIBERSEK SLAMS MARRIAGE EQUALITY PLEBISCITE


Tanya Plibersek

Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek has slammed the federal government’s plan to hold a plebiscite on marriage equality at a cost of $160 million, calling it “a waste of money” in a parliamentary speech.

“Every step we take towards the removal of discrimination emboldens us as a nation. It makes us stand prouder. We don’t need a plebiscite to tell us that it’s the right thing to do,” she said in the speech, video of which has attracted over 61,000 views on her Facebook page.

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“Young people don’t deserve a damaging plebiscite that tells them there’s something wrong with being gay or lesbian.

“This is about love, and family, and the respect people have for one another.”

 

The speech I gave on marriage equality in the Parliament today. “This is above love, and family, and the respect people have for one another. “Every step we take towards the removal of discrimination emboldens us as a nation. It makes us stand prouder. We don’t need a plebiscite to tell us that it’s the right thing to do.”

Posted by Tanya Plibersek on Sunday, February 7, 2016