Australia: Liberal Party May Allow Open Marriage Equality Vote, Communications Minister Says

Written by scott on November 4th, 2013

http://d28fo5khwixgu6.cloudfront.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/australia-communications-minister-malcolm-turnbull.pngOne of the newly ascendant Liberal party’s top leaders suggested that the party may allow a vote on the marriage equality bill.

Gay Star News reports:

Malcolm Turnbull – Australia’s Communication Minister and leader of the Liberal Party while in Opposition from 2008 to 2009 – has said he believes his party room will allow a conscience vote on same-sex marriage. However the MP for what is considered Australia’s gayest electorate said he did not know whether there were enough supporters in the Australian Parliament for a bill to pass. ‘As to whether there would be a majority in favour of same-sex marriage in the House of Representatives and the Senate, I don’t know,’ he told Network Ten.

It’s sad that Australia’s support for marriage equality is in the mid-60%’s, but Parliament may not be able to scrounge up enough votes to pass it.

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