NSW Parliament unanimous vote on same-sex marriage pressures Prime Minister Tony Abbott to allow free vote

(Nicole Hasham, June 24 2015, The Sydney Morning Herald)

Premier Mike Baird has offered support for a motion passed in the NSW lower house saying MPs should be free to express their views on same-sex marriage and wishing the Federal Parliament well on debate over the issue.

...Independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich, who is openly gay, put up a priority motion noting NSW MPs and the community hold various views on the issue of marriage equality, and wishing their federal colleagues "a respectful debate that is tolerant of all views"....

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