- 2022 is the fifth anniversary of marriage equality in Australia.
- With many members of the legal profession dressing up to participate in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade this month, we take a look at some of the milestones as a reminder of what has been achieved to date.
- While there has been much progress since 1978, there is more work to be done, particularly in light of recent debates about the Religious Discrimination Bill 2022, amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) and the Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020 (NSW).
2022 will mark the fifth anniversary of marriage equality in Australia. While this will only seem like yesterday for some people, it may also feel like a lifetime ago for others. In March 2017, NSW Young Lawyers marched in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade for the first time. The group participated under the rainbow banner of ‘Equality Under the Law’ in a concept that highlighted key legal milestones in LGBTIQ+ rights in New South Wales. With many of the profession frocking up again this year as part of firm and community group parade floats, it is a good opportunity to revisit those milestones as a reminder of the achievements that have been secured to date.