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Scorching Malcolm Turnbull quotes resurface as push for same-sex marriage postal plebiscite grows - The Sydney Morning Herald

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has fuelled speculation the government will bypass Parliament and commission a postal vote on same-sex marriage, refusing to rule it out on Wednesday as the idea builds momentum among colleagues. But it has been revealed ...and more »

Same-sex marriage: 'Profound shift' in Australian views - BBC News

Australians have considerably increased their support for same-sex marriage in the last decade, a report has found. The wide-ranging survey found that 67% of women and 59% of men want to see same-sex marriage made legal in Australia. In 2005, it was 43 ...and more »

Tony Abbott: Coalition should take same-sex marriage plebiscite to next election - The Guardian

Former PM Tony Abbott talks at the NSW Liberal Convention in July. Abbott says any change to the plebiscite should be decided by the joint Liberal-National party room. Photograph: Daniel Munoz/AAP. Tony Abbott says the Liberal party should take a ...and more »

Entsch warns against 'ambush' meeting on marriage, amid speculation about postal ballot - The Conversation AU

Michelle Grattan does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners. University of ...and more »

Hope and Frustration in Australia as Gay Marriage Debate Nears - New York Times

SYDNEY, Australia — Unlike the United States, Canada and New Zealand, Australia stands out as a developed, English-speaking country that has not legalized same-sex marriage. But a new survey shows Australian attitudes on the issue are rapidly changing ...and more »

Showdown on same-sex marriage looming within the Liberals - The Conversation AU

There is a big question over whether Malcolm Turnbull can keep control of the same-sex marriage debate. Richard Wainwright/AAP. Email · Twitter69; Facebook437; LinkedIn1; WhatsApp · Messenger; Print. Just like Tony Abbott in 2015, Malcolm Turnbull is ...and more »

I'll vote in favour of marriage equality if bill gets to parliament, Liberal MP says - The Guardian

Malcolm Turnbull has said that it is not an option for the government to stop MPs crossing the floor on any vote on same-sex marriage. Photograph: Getty Images. The Victorian Liberal Jason Wood says if MPs manage to bring on a new bill to legalise same ...and more »

Same-sex marriage: Liberal members opposing plebiscite warned they risk 'destroying' Coalition - ABC Online

Conservatives in the Federal Government have warned Liberal MPs trying to break the impasse on same sex marriage they risked "destroying" the Coalition, as internal divisions over the issue widen. Key points: Warren Entsch has hit out at Queensland LNP ...and more »

Marriage Equality Could Come To A Head Next Week And Whew, What A Day - BuzzFeed News

It's crunch time, folks – well, maybe. The long-speculated private members' bill on marriage equality is reportedly hitting the government party room next week. Liberal MPs Tim Wilson, Trent Zimmerman and Trevor Evans. Share On facebook Share · Share ...and more »

Free vote 'would break plebiscite promise' - The Australian

Conservative Liberal backbencher Craig Kelly has warned MPs in his party who may be considering crossing the floor on same sex marriage that they would be responsible for breaking a government election commitment to a plebiscite and the government ...and more »