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Christine Forster and her partner Virginia plan to marry. Dan Himbrechts/AAP

Tony Abbott morphs same sex-marriage into a culture war issue

Tony Abbott, who resoundingly won an election being “Dr No”, will bring all his formidable attack skills to trying to kill the push to change the definition of marriage. In a pitch that sees him lined…
Throughout Australian history, previous parliaments have changed the legal understanding of marriage – none needed a plebiscite. AAP/Lukas Coch

Explainer: with no free vote for now, where next for marriage equality?

The government seems determined to give voters a voice on marriage equality, and equally determined not to be bound by what those voters say.
At Monday’s meeting of nearly two hours, only Warren Entsch reserved his right to cross the floor. Lukas Coch/AAP

Same-sex marriage reform heads for the snail mail

Having lit the match that fired same-sex marriage back onto the government’s immediate agenda, the five Liberal rebels have left Malcolm Turnbull with a dangerously smouldering issue that will burn on…
Mathias Cormann said the government was confident it had a legal and constitutional way to hold a postal vote on same-sex marriage. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Liberal partyroom slaps down same-sex marriage rebels

If the Senate as expected rejects the same-sex marriage plebiscite again, the government will move to a voluntary postal ballot.
Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday reaffirmed the government’s policy for a plebiscite on same-sex marriage. Richard Wainwright/AAP

Party turmoil over way ahead on same-sex marriage

The marriage row has seen critics floating speculation about the risk to Malcolm Turnbull if he can't contain the revolt.
There is a big question over whether Malcolm Turnbull can keep control of the same-sex marriage debate. Richard Wainwright/AAP

Showdown on same-sex marriage looming within the Liberals

Just like Tony Abbott in 2015, Malcolm Turnbull is heading into a perfect storm on same-sex marriage. And as it was for Abbott, it has the potential to be very dangerous for him. There is a big question…

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