Australia’s youngest MP to defy rules and vote for gay marriage
The 25-year-old Queensland MP for Longman Wyatt Roy, said he would defy a vote earlier this week by the party room, which denied coalition MPs a free vote on the issue.
Speaking to BuzzFeed News, Roy said, despite being socially conservative, he had always intended to vote for equal marriage, an that his intention was still there.
Denying claims made by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, that same-sex marriage should go to a referendum, Roy said it was something “Parliament can deal with”.
“I’m from a very socially conservative Queensland electorate but I told my constituents when I was first elected, I’m for same sex marriage and nothing will change that,” he said.Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott yesterday declared he will sack any ministers who defy him and vote in favour of same-sex marriage.http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/08/13/australias-youngest-mp-to-defy-rules-and-vote-for-gay-marriage/