Australia: As election approaches, politicians try to avoid disclosing positions on marriage apartheid

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June 29, 2016
BBC News [UK state media]    
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"Same-sex marriage has become a front-page issue in the final days of Australia's election campaign. The ruling conservative Liberal Party has promised to hold a plebiscite on the issue if it returns to power at this weekend's election. But questions remain over whether the party would abide by a result in favour of same-sex marriage. ... Two senior Australian ministers have refused to say if they would support same-sex marriage in parliament. In an interview, Treasurer Scott Morrison refused six times to say how he would vote. ... In a separate interview, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop echoed the treasurer's comments, refusing to be drawn on the 'hypothetical' issue." (06/29/16)  

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