Liberal president of the NSW Legislative Council, Don Harwin expressed his “strong support” for efforts to amend the Marriage Act.
Nationals MLC Trevor Khan wrote that the committee should consider people affected by the ban.
“The most compelling are the personal stories of individuals that have been shared with me since entering the NSW Parliament,” Khan wrote.
Former NSW premier Kristina Keneally wrote to the inquiry to back marriage equality despite the views of the Catholic Church.
Tasmanian premier Lara Giddings urged change, as did her coalition partner, Tasmanian Greens leader Nick McKim, on behalf of his party room.
The only submission from a state politician opposing marriage equality published so far has been from NSW Labor MLC Greg Donnelly, who claimed that most Australians do not support marriage equality and urged the inquiry to reject the idea of same-sex marriage “in the strongest terms”.
Clover Moore expressed her support in her capacity as Lord Mayor of Sydney, as did the former federal Australian Democrats leader Brian Greig.