NSW Parliament calls on Canberra to grant Coalition conscience vote on marriage equality

(Benedict Brook, June 24 2015, Star Observer)

NSW Coalition MPs have today sent a pointed message to their Canberra colleagues by backing a motion urging the federal Coalition to allow a free vote in any upcoming marriage equality debate.

The motion, put forward by Sydney state independent MP Alex Greenwich and backed by Liberal MPs Bruce Notley-Smith and Lee Evans, Labor MP Jo Haylen and Greens MP Jenny Leong, asks that federal MPs be “free to express their own view and the views of their electorates on marriage equality”.

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