Tony Abbott says 'it's OK to be gay' but insists same-sex marriage is not OK

Tony Abbott has affirmed the principle that “it is OK to be gay” as he drew a distinction between the dignity of people regardless of their sexuality and the issue of same-sex marriage.
The prime minister, who firmly opposes same-sex marriage, also said he would “accept wholeheartedly” the verdict if Australians endorse the change in the so-called people’s vote he has promised some time in the next term of parliament.
The Coalition held a six-hour meeting to wrestle with internal divisions over the issue two weeks ago and decided against granting its MPs and senators a free vote on the... read more

 
24 August 2015 in World News, Views: 28
Source: Guardian
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