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Oz politician denigrates gay marriage

Wed 14 Aug 2013 In: International News

Australia's Opposition leader, Tony Abbott, has denigrated same-sex marriage as "the fashion of the moment." The gaff-prone Abbott was speaking on a radio show when he made the comment. Saying he personally opposes extending equal marriage rights to same-sex couples but that he also opposes discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender or sexuality he then described same-sex marriage as "the fashion of the moment." Labour government MPs have condemned the statement, with lesbian Finance Minister Penny Wong tweeting: "Note to Mr Abbott: Equality is not a fashion item."    

Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff

First published: Wednesday, 14th August 2013 - 10:51pm

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