PM faces new gay vows calls

Townsville Bulletin - - NATION -

MAL­COLM Turn­bull faces calls from within the Lib­eral Party to take a se­cond stab at se­cur­ing Par­lia­ment’s ap­proval for a na­tional vote on same- sex mar­riage. There is also pres­sure for a party room meet­ing next Tues­day to dis­cuss a pri­vate mem­ber’s Bill be­ing pro­posed by a small group of Lib­eral back­benchers. La­bor sided with the Greens, the Nick Xenophon Team and cross­bencher Der­ryn Hinch to de­feat the ini­tial plebiscite Bill, which would have de­liv­ered a na­tional vote on chang­ing mar­riage laws in Fe­bru­ary. The Prime Min­is­ter has told re­porters in Perth the Gov­ern­ment’s po­si­tion is clear.

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