The most updated figures of Victoria's Relationship Register show that there are more straight couples registered than same-sex couples.
Our Lobby co-convenor Anna Brown states in the article that the register retained value for gay and lesbian couples. In the full article she says;
“The relationships register provides a welcome opportunity to recognise their relationship formally, who would otherwise choose not to marry,” she said.
“It is not a substitute for marriage and provides an important source of documentation and evidence for those couples.
“State-based same-sex marriage would be a welcome opportunity for other couples who want to be able to marry. Marriage is a universally understood concept and overseas examples show it often has higher uptake rates from same-sex couples.”