The state won't allow gay couples to be married there, but it will recognise marriages performed elsewhere. A good start!
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/gay...-1226142789423A HISTORIC motion backing same-sex marriage has been passed by the Tasmanian House of Assembly.
It is the first time an Australian parliament has voted in favor of marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples.
The Greens motion also called on the Federal Government to change the Marriage Act.
Debate on the motion was watched by local and interstate same-sex marriage activists in the public gallery and by a large national audience on the parliament's internet broadcast, The Mercury reported.
Now how about we just make it legal across the country?