University of New South Wales Faculty of Law Research Series
Last Updated: 8 February 2013
Can Tasmania Legislate for Same-Sex Marriage?
George Williams, University of New South Wales
This paper is available for download at Available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2213285
This paper was published in the University of Tasmania Law Review Vol 31 No 2, 2012, at 117-133. This paper may also be referenced as  UNSWLRS 15.
Marriage equality conjures up a range of passionate arguments and strongly held convictions around fairness, equality, community values and religious relief. This article examines the myths around this issue, and examines what might happen if Tasmania enacted a same-sex marriage law, and in particular, the possible challenges to such law in the High Court.