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Australian opposition leader holds firm against same-sex marriage

Catholic World News - February 21, 2011

Tony Abbott, the leader of Australia’s opposition coalition, has indicated that he will not swerve from his opposition to legal recognition of same-sex marriage.

After a “candid discussion” with proponents of same-sex marriage, Abbott said that he would oppose the initiative. He conceded, however, that at some point in the future he might support a “conscience vote” on the issue, allowing legislators to cast their votes without respect to party discipline. For now the opposition is not disposed to allow a conscience vote.

Abbott, a practicing Catholic, has frequently encountered criticism from liberal Australians for espousing political positions that are in accord with Church teachings.

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