Shadow Minister for Equality, David Davis
Daniel Andrews must facilitate the passage of the Adoption Amendment (Adoption by Same-Sex Couples) Bill in Parliament on Tuesday.
The Bill, amended and passed in the Legislative Council ten days ago, will be debated in the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday.
The adoption rules are precisely the same as those that apply to heterosexual couples.
Whilst Daniel Andrews may not like legitimate amendments made in the Legislative Council, he should not petulantly block the immediate passage of this important Bill.
Quotes attributable to Shadow Minister for Equality David Davis
“It would be outrageous if Daniel Andrews were to block the immediate passage of this Bill that would allow same-sex couples to adopt.
“Not immediately passing the Bill would be an unprecedented betrayal of the Victorian LGBTI community and a slap in the face to the many children loved and cared for by LGBTI couples.
“Daniel Andrews, it’s time.”
Media contact: David Davis on 0419 000 212