Qld Labor wants Federal MPs to back same-sex marriage

THERE were cheers of joy, people fist-pumping and placards being waved in the air.

But this wasn't supporters passionately barracking for a football team. Instead it was a group of Labor activists celebrating a milestone in their campaign for marriage equality in Australia.

The Queensland Labor state conference on Sunday passed a motion calling on federal Labor MPs to be forced to vote in favour of future marriage equality bills.

That motion will now be put to the party's federal conference next July, where delegates from around the country will have the final say.

Federal Labor MPs are currently allowed a conscience vote on the matter, meaning they can choose to vote against the party's official stance.

Read more at the Brisbane Times

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