Former NSW Liberal premier Nick Greiner has come out in support of same-sex marriage, saying his daughter is in a relationship with a woman.

Greiner said he believes gay marriage is a “solidly conservative cause” and criticised Opposition Leader Tony Abbott for his continued oppostion to allowing Coalition MPs a conscience vote on the issue.

“The Liberal Party I’ve been a member of for 40 years is essentially the party of individual freedom, it’s the party that believes in conscience votes,” Greiner told Sky News.

“I have a family member, a daughter, who’s in a gay marriage, or a gay relationship, so I could be said to have a bias. But I think the notion of not giving people a conscience vote on what is quintessentially a conscience vote issue is just bizarre.”

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