Same-sex marriage: Lawyers see red over Turnbull government's vision for equality

By Michael Koziol, Political Reporter
Updated January 23 2017 - 9:08am, first published 12:15am
The Law Council of Australia says civil celebrants should be required to perform same-sex ceremonies.
The Law Council of Australia says civil celebrants should be required to perform same-sex ceremonies.
Same-sex marriage campaigners were angered by the government's draft bill. Photo: Craig Sillitoe
Same-sex marriage campaigners were angered by the government's draft bill. Photo: Craig Sillitoe
Attorney-General George Brandis said the draft bill "hit the sweet spot in the middle". Photo: Andrew Meares
Attorney-General George Brandis said the draft bill "hit the sweet spot in the middle". Photo: Andrew Meares

The Turnbull government's proposed version of marriage equality would further entrench discrimination by allowing civil celebrants and service providers to refuse to undertake gay weddings, the peak law body says.

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