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AUS elects first gay House of Representatives MP

Mon 7 Dec 2015 In: International News View at Wayback

Trent Zimmerman has been elected in the North Sydney bi-election, making him the first openly gay member of the Australian Lower House. With 47.6 percent of the total vote, the Liberal Party politician is the former vice-president of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association and confirmed his support for same-sex marriage during his campaign. The Federal House of Representatives has never before had any openly gay MP despite several openly LGBTI representatives in the Federal Senate.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Monday, 7th December 2015 - 12:39pm

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