SUPPORTERS MUST “WORK TOGETHER”
Advocates have called on the government to allow a free vote on marriage equality legislation ahead of today’s Senate debate on the issue and urged supporters across all parties to work together to ensure legislation passes.
A clear majority of senators have publicly declared their support for the reform but government senators do not have a free vote.
Australian Marriage Equality national director, Rodney Croome, said,
“We call on the government to allow a free vote so marriage equality can pass and Australia can move on.”
“Marriage equality will only be achieved when supporters of reform put party politics to one side and work together to strategically move reform forward.”
Debate on a marriage equality bill is expected to occur this morning.
41 senators have publicly declared their support for marriage equality. A list is included below. The Australian Senate has 76 members, with 39 making a majority.
Australian Marriage Equality national director, Rodney Croome