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Oct 23, 2011

Candidate backs gay marriage

First published in Canberra Times, October 23, 2011

RIGHT-wing factional candidates for the national Labor Party presidency will support gay marriage, according to internal party communication.

It comes after Queensland Deputy Premier Andrew Fraser announced he would move a private members Bill before Christmas to have gay marriage legally recognised.

It goes against the belief of Labor’s right-faction heavyweights such as Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association national secretary Joe de Bruyn.

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