Two federal Labor Victorian MPs have indicated they will vote in favour of same-sex marriage when the issue is put to a vote next year.
Bruce MP Alan Griffin and Hotham MP and Arts Minister Simon Crean told the Monash Leader this month they would most likely support a bill to amend the Marriage Act to allow for gay marriage.
The Monash Leader, however, reported that Crean wouldn’t declare outright support until the wording of the bill was known, but he said he’s “always supported the elimination of discrimination in society”.
The MPs represent voters in Melbourne’s outer east, including the suburbs of Dandenong, Springvale, Noble Park and Glen Waverley in the Bruce electorate and Clayton, Cheltenham, Moorabbin, Noble Park and Oakleigh in Hotham.
A survey conducted by news.com.au last year showed 44 percent of Hotham residents were in favour of change, with 32 percent against and 24 percent saying they did not care.
In Bruce only 39 percent were in favour of same-sex marriage, with 40 percent against and 21 percent saying they did not care.