- Posted August 1, 2014 by
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Your modern family
NSW Labor Supports Same-Sex Marriage
It was revealed on the 1st of August that NSW Labor has voted to support gay marriage.
Bystanders commented "This will make a drastic change to the modern family and the way kids are brought up."
But delegates at the party’s state conference rejected a motion binding federal MPs to back marriage equality in parliament.
The vote means that despite federal Labor backing gay marriage, MPs will be able to vote on the issue according to their conscience.
It was in stark contrast to the Tasmanian state Labor conference, where a motion binding all Tasmania delegates to Labor’s national conference to vote on marriage equality passed on Saturday.
Despite the different results in NSW, local gosford family lawyer Kathy Matri commented about the push towards this reform coming through.
“We've had legal cases for same sex marriages hit our office week after week, however there's been a steady incline in cases over the past 2 years which shows that our state and country is not taking no for an answer."
ards a cross-party conscience vote.
While Labor MPs are allowed a conscience vote, Coalition policy is against gay marriage.