Australia: Another Liberal MP Endorses Marriage Equality

Written by scott on May 24th, 2013

Australia MP Wyatt RoyAnother right-wing Member of Parliament, Wyatt Roy, who at 23 is the youngest member, just endorsed marriage equality. Gay Star News reports:

‘I support the right of same-sex couples to have their loving and committed relationships recognized in state-sanctioned marriage,’ said 23-year-old Wyatt Roy, parliament’s youngest MP. However Roy is currently barred from voting for same-sex marriage legislation because Abbott is not allowing opposition Liberal-National coalition MPs a conscience vote on the matter. But Abbott and other Liberal politicians have suggested that they will discuss allowing a conscience vote in the party room after the general election on 14 September.

There could be another vote as soon as June:

Greens MP Adam Bandt is pushing for another vote on same-sex marriage on 6 June, but this has not been confirmed.

Will the marriage equality vote have a different outcome this time around?

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