Tasmania channels The Simpsons

Looks like Tasmania is indeed channelling The Simpsons.

TASMANIANS are being urged to count the gains of a gay wedding industry, with the state’s House of Assembly set to become the first Australian chamber to back same-sex marriage.

Lobbyists Australian Marriage Equality pointed to financial benefits for some states in the US when they legalised same-sex marriage, and claimed thousands of couples seeking wedlock would flock to the island state.

”Small business will benefit from the wedding spend of same-sex couples ‚Ķ and Tasmania will benefit from an increase in immigration of the highly skilled creative class,” said the group’s national convener, Alex Greenwich.

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The state House of Assembly is today expected to pass a Greens motion supporting marriage equality and calling on the Federal Parliament to amend the Marriage Act.

from Wikipedia:

“There’s Something About Marrying” is the tenth episode of the¬†sixteenth season of¬†The Simpsons. In the episode,¬†Springfield legalizes¬†same-sex marriage to increase tourism. After becoming a¬†minister,¬†Homer starts to wed people to make money. Meanwhile,¬†Marge’s sister¬†Patty comes out as gay and reveals that she is going to marry a woman named Veronica.

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