Same-sex Marriage Question

(23 August 2012, Parliament House Sydney)

QUESTION WITHOUT NOTICE: My question is to the Premier. Given that the Tasmanian, South Australian and Australian Capital Territory governments will legislate for same-sex marriage if the Federal Parliament fails to deliver reform, will the Premier give the same undertaking, especially as it is supported by the majority of New South Wales people and the 2011 census shows that this State has the highest number of same-sex couples—and especially as he likes to bring New South Wales in line with other States?

Mr BARRY O'FARRELL ANSWER: Bitter, bitter, bitter, Clover. The Government has no such intention.