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Bandt will move bill on marriage equality

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Adam Bandt 3 Dec 2011

Greens MP Adam Bandt says he will move amendments to the Marriage Act in the House of Representatives as soon Parliament resumes, following the decision to back a conscience vote on marriage equality at ALP national conference today.

Mr Bandt will seek co-sponsors from Labor, the Coalition and the cross-bench for the private member's bill.

Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young will also move for a vote in the Senate.

"It is disappointing that Labor has failed to adopt a position of complete support for marriage equality," Mr Bandt said.

"However, Labor support for a conscience vote provides us with an opportunity to test Parliament's support for marriage equality."

"Labor's decision now puts marriage equality in the hands of those Coalition members who have the courage to stand by their convictions."

"I am hopeful love will prevail and that the Parliament will back marriage equality for all."


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