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Trent Zimmerman says Victorian Liberal proposals are from the 19th century

Trent Zimmerman says Victorian Liberal proposals are from the 19th century

Federal Liberal MP Trent Zimmerman says proposals put forward within the Victorian branch of the Liberal party, that call for medical practitioners to promote counselling that encourages people to resist being gay or gender transitioning, are out of touch with the modern world. “These are the types of policies you would expect to find in […]

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Car tyres slashed at performance of ‘Holding the Man’

Car tyres slashed at performance of ‘Holding the Man’

Patrons and cast members attending a performance of the play Holding The Man had their car tires slashed while they were inside a community theatre in Sydney. The Lane Cove Theatre’s production of is a sell out, but the show appears to have been targeted by people opposed to the play’s homosexual love story. On Saturday […]

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Polls show voters in key coalition seats don’t support a plebiscite

Polls show voters in key coalition seats don’t support a plebiscite

A new poll published by Fairfax Media has revealed the voters in key coalition seats would rather see politicians directly deal with the issue of marriage equality than via the government’s stalled plan for a plebiscite. The Sydney Morning Herald has revealed that when it comes to the public, the numbers are on the side of the […]

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Will the marriage equality bill work? Read it and make up your own mind

Will the marriage equality bill work? Read it and make up your own mind

Liberal Senator Dean Smith has shared his private members bill for marriage equality with his parliamentary colleagues and released it for all Australians to consider. When Liberal MPs meet tomorrow afternoon for an emergency meeting to address the contentious issue of marriage equality, Smith, alongside Trevor Evans, Warren Enstch, Tim Wilson and Trent Zimmerman will […]

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Malcolm Turnbull calls emergency Liberal marriage equality meeting

Malcolm Turnbull calls emergency Liberal marriage equality meeting

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called the Liberal Party back from parliamentary break a day earlier than expected to debate marriage equality before all MPs return to Canberra. Headlines have been dominated by the issue in the last week, as government MPs declare they will cross the floor if given the opportunity to vote in […]

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Liberal MP Jason Wood says he’d vote for marriage equality

Liberal MP Jason Wood says he’d vote for marriage equality

Liberal MP Jason Wood has told The Guardian that he’d vote in favour of marriage equality if his colleagues manage to get a private member’s bill up. Wood said that while the proposed plebiscite had been the way of dealing with the issue, if a debate commenced on the floor of parliament, he believed Liberal […]

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Liberal MP Trevor Evans might cross the floor for marriage equality

Liberal MP Trevor Evans might cross the floor for marriage equality

Queensland MP Trevor Evans has hinted that he may cross the floor to support marriage equality. The declaration from the Liberal backbencher that he believes his party should dump the plebiscite and allow a free vote in parliament, adds another voice to the growing number of government MPs publicly declaring their belief that the marriage […]

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Shorten welcomes Liberal MPs who want a free vote on marriage equality

Shorten welcomes Liberal MPs who want a free vote on marriage equality

Opposition leader Bill Shorten says he’d absolutely love to help Liberal MPs bring on a vote on marriage equality. The Labor leader dismissed a poll released today that showed growing support for the government’s plebiscite proposal saying that most Australians just want the issue sorted. “I think if it was a poll which asked Australians […]

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Reports: Liberal MPs working on new marriage equality bill

Reports: Liberal MPs working on new marriage equality bill

New reports have emerged of a marriage equality bill being drafted within the Liberal party as the debate heats up once again during Parliament’s winter break. Fairfax Media have reported that government backbenchers Trent Zimmerman and Western Australian Senator Dean Smith are collaborating on a bill to legalise marriage equality by parliamentary free vote, rather […]

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Liberal MP condemns Indonesia’s treatment of gay men

Liberal MP condemns Indonesia’s treatment of gay men

Liberal MP Trent Zimmerman has called the caning of two gay men in Indonesia “cruel and sickening” following the public punishment in Aceh this week. The two men were arrested after vigilantes broke into their residence, and claimed the pair were having gay sex which is against Aceh’s laws. Zimmerman said Australia should not stand […]

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