Same-sex draft plan

The Weekend Post - - Nation -

LIB­ERAL sen­a­tor Dean Smith is ex­pected to get La­bor and Greens back­ing to get his draft laws to al­low same-sex mar­riage on to the Se­nate floor next week. The re­sults of the Aus­tralian Mar­riage Law Postal Sur­vey will be re­leased on Novem­ber 15, a day be­fore the Se­nate is sched­uled to de­bate what is known as “pri­vate Sen­a­tors Bills”. The La­bor cau­cus re­solved on Oc­to­ber 17 that Sen­a­tor Smith’s Bill “strikes an ac­cept­able com­pro­mise” be­tween mar­riage equal­ity and re­li­gious free­doms and it would push for the Bill to be passed as quickly as pos­si­ble. Greens leader Richard Di Natale is also un­der­stood to sup­port the Bill.

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