A motion calling on federal Nationals MPs to be given a conscience vote on same sex marriage has been narrowly defeated at the party’s NSW conference.
Federal leader Warren Truss argued such a move would breach a coalition promise to oppose gay marriage made before the last election. The motion put by the Young Nationals was defeated by just 11 votes today.
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Speaking against the motion Mr Truss said it was not just “about the issue of same sex marriage, it is also about honesty and integrity in government”.
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