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Garrett stands firm on marriage equality in face branch attacks

Inspired by US President Barack Obama, Federal Education Minister Peter Garrett has said he will continue to stick by his principles and support marriage equality despite coming under attack from members of his local Labor Party branch for his views.

A storm broke out in Garrett’s electorate of Kingsford Smith, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, last week after members of the Maroubra branch went to the local newspaper to voice their frustration that the former Midnight Oil singer was supporting marriage equality despite a vote by branch members last May calling for the Marriage Act to remain as it is.

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