Recognition at last

A wee snippet from the (draft) Anti-Terrorism Bill 2005, as leaked by the ACT Chief Minister, s.105.32 (2):

anti-terror bill

After years of steadfastly refusing to recognise the existence of same-sex couples, it looks like the government is finally getting with the program. Admittedly, you need to be a terrorism suspect (detained, without trial, or charge, or access to legal process) for this to apply to you, but at last your same-sex partner is officially recognised — as a family member no less!

(Via Imagining Australia, via The Road to Surfdom)