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Australian Young Liberals call for conscience vote on marriage rights

in AUSTRALIA, 02/02/2013

The national youth wing of Australia’s opposition Liberal Party has called on the leadership to allow all its parliamentarians a conscience vote on same-sex marriage.

Australian advocates for marriage equality have welcomed support from today's federal Young Liberals Conference for a conscience vote for all Liberal senators and MPs, saying it increases pressure on opposition leader Tony Abbott to allow all his MPs to vote according to their personal beliefs.

At the Young Liberal federal conference in Hobart this afternoon a motion from the Victorian division in favor of a conscience vote gained two-thirds support.

The motion read, ‘The Federal Conference calls on the Federal Party to grant it's Members and Senators a conscience vote on same-sex marriage.

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