Things are Looking Up Down Under as Country Prepares for ‘Conscience Vote’ on Gay Marriage

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Alex Greenwich an Openly Gay MP. Image via Facebook.

Political parties in Australia have been altering their platforms to include their support of same-sex marriage, since a majority of the country now supports marriage equality—in 2011, the Labor Party changed their official platform to advocate for same-sex marriage. And now, Australia’s Liberal Party, who has been opposed to same-sex marriage, is now willing to allow for legislatures to hold a conscience vote on the issue. Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm said that he will introduce a draft bill either this month of next, and if the MPs vote, it will be the first time a vote has been taken in the country concerning same-sex marriage.

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