Same-sex Marriage Bill to Be Introduced by Labor Despite PM's Nod to Consensus

Labor will push ahead with the introduction of a same-sex marriage bill on Monday, despite the prime minister Tony Abbott offering an olive branch on cross-party consultation on the issue.
Abbott, a staunch opponent of gay marriage, changed his framing of the issue during Wednesday’s question time. He has consistently said that the decision to change the Liberal party’s stance on same-sex marriage, which he opposes, would come from the party room.