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Australia: New South Wales Labor Party allows MPs to support equal marriage

Joseph McCormick July 27, 2014

The Labor party in New South Wales, Australia, has declared support for same-sex marriage at its state conference.

The vote came at the Sydney conference, changing the rules to allow MPs to vote for equal marriage.

A second vote saw cries of “boo” and “shame”, as the conference rejected a motion to force MPs to vote for same-sex marriage.

Any federal vote on same-sex marriage would be a free vote for Labor MPs.

The motion, which would have amended the party’s platform to deny a conscience vote on the issue, was rejected by 352 votes to 284 on Sunday.

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