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As Australia’s Greens Submit Marriage Equality Bill, PM Julia Gillard Won’t Let Anybody From the Labor Party Support it

In a calculated political move, members of Australia’s Green Party plants to introduce legislation that would strike down the country’s version of DOMA to allow same-sex couples to marry, even though there’s all but zero chance of them pushing the bill through. Prime Minster Julia Gillard, leader of the Labor Party and adamant proponent of marriage discrimination, says she won’t even let her party’s lawmakers enter a “conscious vote” on the bill and break from the party line, going on record as supporting marriage equality even if the bill is destined to fail. So sorry, Penny Wong: The lesbian cabinet member has to maintain her opposition to letting her own community get married.