Australia’s opposition leader is suggesting his party will decide its position on equal marriage after the next election.
Liberal leader Tony Abbott has prevented his MPs from having a conscience vote on the issue.
He remains opposed to marriage equality and says it should be “between a man and a woman”.
But he added: “our position, my position, going into the next election is that what our policy is on this will be a matter for the post election party room.
“I’m not trying to say that the party is committed forever and a day to the current position.”
Australia heads to the polls on 14 September 2013.