Australia: Abbott Might Allow Conscience Vote on Marriage Equality

Written by scott on October 11th, 2013

Australia Prime Minister Tony AbbottAustralia’s Prime Minister hinted that he might be willing to allow his members a conscience vote on marriage equality.

Pink News reports:

Equal marriage remains banned at a federal level in Australia and efforts to legalise the measure failed in the Australian Parliament in September 2012. But Mr Abbott suggests there is nothing to stop the Federal Parliament from reconsidering the issue. With Labor and the Greens committed to marriage equality, and several prominent Liberal MPs in favour of a conscience vote, the government fully expects the issue to come back before the new Parliament.

Is that a light at the end of the conservative tunnel?

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