Attorney-General Philip Ruddock this morning reintroduced the Marriage Act amendment legislation into parliament in an attempt to rush the same-sex marriage ban into law.

The surprise move, which Labor has branded “a political stunt”, came in response to the news that the cases of two same-sex couples, who applied to the Federal Family Court to have their overseas marriages legally recognised, were advancing quickly.

Less than 24 hours earlier the Senate called for an enquiry into the Coalition’s legisl

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