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‘We’ve all developed from heterosexual couples’


The last of 125 speeches totalling 21 hours by MPs on same-sex marriage wrapped up late on Wednesday night, paving the way for a potential final vote today. MPs will be able to propose and consider amendments, before voting on the legislation itself.

Tony Abbott defends his amendment

In a tweet shortly after his motion was considered, Mr Abbott tweeted that he moved the amendment for those who take religious freedom seriously.

Tony Abbott’s amendment fails

Warren Entsch gave a final second reading speech on the bill and said a clerk had confirmed if an amendment from Tony Abbott was carried “it will stop the progress of the bill”.

Mr Abbott moved a rare “pious amendment” that would have halted debate and forced it to restart agai…

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