The group denies conspiring with the Attorney-General to steamroll a yes outcome
SITTING by the beach with her first girlfriend, Sophie Ismail can recall people kicking sand in her face for appearing intimate with a same-sex partner.
Everyone in the Senate except the kitchen sink voted against going ahead with a vote on marriage equality this week.
North Sydney federal Liberal MP Trent Zimmerman spoke about the high rates of depression and bullying for young gay people.
While there have been a few openly gay senators in recent years, this is the first time an out MP has been elected and sworn into the lower house in Canberra.