As the Australian government heads into the party room for an emergency meeting to debate how to move forward on marriage equality, more than 500 religious leaders have declared their support. The leaders from various religions have sent an open letter Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his government supporting marriage equality. The letter comes a day after conservative Senator Dean Smith’s draft Bill on the issue. His Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017 would allow religious organizations to refuse to marry same-sex couples.
August 7 / Gay Star News