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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Gay marriage debate not over for Liberals

Gay marriage debate not over for Liberals
- The far north Queensland MP is the government’s most outspoken supporter of gay marriage and would prefer a free vote in parliament.
“We have been working on this for a while now. I would hope and expect that it’s going to come to some discussion very shortly,” he said. “The argument I’ll put up is I don’t want to change their (his colleagues’) views. I hope over time they realise that they don’t reflect reality.
“All I want to do is to have the opportunity of putting my vote. If they want to say ‘no’ that’s fine (but) we’re getting close to a point where we’re ready for it.”
The parliamentary friendship group for LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer) Australians, of which Mr Entsch is a co-chair, yesterday joined with the Equality Campaign to launch brochures in eight non-English languages to help ethnic communities “engage in positive and respectful conversations about marriage equality”.