After returning from the parliamentary winter break, the federal Coalition met to discuss their position on how to approach the same-sex 'marriage' Bill put forward by Liberal MP Warren Entsch and co-sponsored by a Labor MP as well as a Green and various Independents.
The Coalition Party Room met for nearly six hours and decided that they would stick to their policy of supporting marriage between a man and a woman - and to NOT ALLOW their MPs and Senators to have a 'free vote' on the issue.
Coalition MPs can still have a 'conscience vote' and vote for the Bill - If they are on the back bench there are no consequences, but if they are a Minister, they lose their Ministry position and have to go to the back bench.
Mr Entsch proceeded with introducing his Bill - but no vote is expected, since the 'pro-homosexual-marriage' lobby doesn't have enough numbers to pass it.
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