My views about marriage equality have long been on the record, as
have Premier Anna Bligh's.
While civil partnerships do not equate to marriage or displace the case for equality, legislation for such relationships represents the most a State Parliament can constitutionally achieve.
It is my personal belief that we should act to provide a legislated affirmation of the legitimacy of these human relationships.
The ability to validate and celebrate such relationships is important in civil society and worthy of support across the Parliament.
Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for State Development and Trade
The Honourable Andrew Fraser
Statement by Acting Premier Andrew Fraser