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Advocates have welcomed West Australian Liberal Premier, Colin Barnett’s, call for a federal free vote on marriage equality and his opposition to a plebiscite on the issue.

Mr Barnett made the call as the WA Lower House yesterday passed a motion in support of a free vote.

Australian Marriage Equality national director, Rodney Croome, said,

“We welcome the WA Parliament’s motion and Colin Barnett’s leadership.”

“A free vote on marriage equality is the quickest, cheapest, least divisive and most appropriate way to resolve the issue.”

WA becomes the second Liberal state to pass a marriage equality free vote motion after a similar motion unanimously passed the NSW Lower House in June.

For a news report on WA, click here

For a news report on NSW, click here

For more information contact Rodney Croome on 0409 010 668 or Brian Greig on 0407 776 961.

Author: Rodney Croome, Brian Greig
Publication: AME Media Release
Date: 24 September 2015