The federal Coalition failed to adopt a conscience vote on marriage equality after a joint meeting of Liberal and National MPs voted it down 66-33 last night. The party policy remains opposed to marriage equality.
[showads ad=MREC]However, Prime Minister Tony Abbott indicated this may change in the next term of parliament, or it may be put to a public vote in either a referendum or plebiscite.
Meanwhile, Labor recently voted to maintain its party platform of supporting marriage equality but with a conscience vote until the 2019 election, when it would adopt a binding vote in favour.
Labor also stated they will legislate marriage equality within 100 days if they are elected.
The Greens also have a conscience vote, but all of its MPs have declared support for marriage equality.
Will their positions in mind, would you vote for in the 2016 Federal Election?