(Benedict Brook, 27 March 2015, Star Observer)
NSW Premier Mike Baird has made a direct appeal to the state’s LGBTI community ahead of tomorrow’s state election, saying a Coalition government would judge people only on what they contribute to society and not on their sexuality.
However, Baird, who spoke exclusively to the Star Observer, said his opposition to marriage equality remained firm.
The Star Observer also reached out to Opposition Leader Luke Foley, who in February said he now supported gay marriage, but no response was received at the time of print.
Based on the 2011 result and taking into account boundary changes, election analysts say the seat of Sydney – which includes the LGBTI-centric suburbs of Potts Point and Darlinghurst – is a notionally much closer battle between the Liberal’s Patrice Pandeleos and sitting independent MP Alex Greenwich.
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