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Victory in Australia for Marriage!

 

The Australian opposition leader confirms: there will be no vote on SSM.

The Australian:

The Greens push to legalise same-sex marriage is doomed, with Tony Abbott confirming he will deny Liberal Party MPs a conscience vote on the issue, even if Labor grants its MPs a free vote.

The Opposition Leader's position, confirmed yesterday, means there is no chance that the present parliament could amend the Marriage Act, even if most Labor MPs support the change.

This is because a significant number of MPs from the Labor Right strongly oppose same-sex marriage and, if given the freedom to vote according to their conscience, would side with the Coalition.