Tasmanian same-sex marriage Bill defeated

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A bid to put Tasmania's same-sex marriage legislation back on the table was voted down 8-6 in the Upper House last night, reports The Mercury/Daily Telegraph.

The support of the bill, Ruth Forrest, had called on Upper House MPs to consider new evidence about the constitutionality of Tasmanian same-sex marriage.

'Support for the motion does not mean support for the Bill,' she said.

But new advice, from both sides of the debate, including advice from well-regarded barrister Bret Walker SC, who had suggested Tasmania could go it alone, failed to sway those who voted against the Bill in September last year.

Western Tiers MLC Greg Hall said 'lawyer shopping is alive and well across all sides' but the people in his electorate were still opposed to the same-sex marriage legislation.

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