Australia’s Finance Minister Penny Wong has told gay rights groups and Labor party members that marriage equality is a “bedrock principle” and its opponents have nothing to fear.
Senator Wong, who helped drive a hard-fought change to the ALP’s platform on gay marriage, likened the campaign for marriage reform to the fight for racial equality.
“Equality is a bedrock principle,” she said in her keynote address to the annual Rainbow Labor Network conference on Saturday.
“A principle that we could never today contemplate breaching in respect of race, or age, or class or other attribute – but a principle denied to some in the Australian community solely on the basis of their sexuality.” Continue reading
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