Labor backbencher Susan Close has introduced a bill to the South Australian Parliament seeking to allow same-sex marriage.
Dr Close said the traditional rules of marriage between a man and a woman were too narrow and it was time for change.
Her brother is gay and she said it was unfair he was unable to share the same rights as her to marry a partner.
“I’ve always found it quite affronting that I’m able to get married and he isn’t,” she said.
Dr Close told the Legislative Assembly the current laws were discriminatory.
“The passage of this law would show that large group of people that we in this place do not believe sexuality to be a basis of exclusion from the simple and fundamental act of choosing to marry,” she said.
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