Australia: Opposition Leader’s Wife May Support Marriage Equality

Written by scott on September 6th, 2013

Australia MapThe wife of the man who has a good chance of becoming Australia’s next Prime Minister supports marriage equality.

LGBTQ Nation reports:

Margie Abbott’s willingness to discuss the subject with such openness is in direct contrast to her husband, who has thus far refused to let his Liberal party members have a conscience vote on the issue. “I suppose at the end of the day I think that love, commitment, are things that should be recognized and I think it’s a conversation that Australia needs to have,” Abbott said. “Hopefully going forward that is one that we will have.” But she also cautioned that any changes “should be incremental.”

The article also says conservatives are widely expected to take power Sunday. If they do, we can thank former PM Julia Gillard for keeping Australia’s gay and lesbian couples in second class status for the whole term of the left win government. Very sad.

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