What would Australian society be like if and when the marriage equality legislation is passed in Parliament, in effect allowing same-sex to be married?

That was the question pondered and discussed in the latest of Forum Australia’s series of dinner and discussions in Canberra on Monday 27 February.

Held at Golden King Restaurant in Phillip and MC’d by Veronica Wensing, the forum discussed this impact through various angles.


Asmi Wood of the ANU College of Law looked at the legal implications and raised some interesting points.

Dr Wayne Brighton, of the Public Issues Commission of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn provided the relational perspective.

Chris Steel, Member of the ACT Legislative Assembly took on the implications for the broader society.

In particular the implications to religious and the LGBT communities were discussed.

Videos of the forum can be found below: