“Marriage Amendment Bill 2012” Defeated 98-42 in House of Representatives

We are pleased to announce that the bill to legalise gay marriage, sponsored by Labor backbencher Stephen Jones, was defeated 98-42.  ACL managing director Jim Wallace said the vast majority of Australians were keen to move on from the issue.

“I would like to thank the opposition for keeping its election promise and for all those members of Labor who, as a matter of conscience, voted to ensure that marriage remained between a man and a woman,” he said in statement.

As for Greek Orthodox MPs, we are proud to inform you that, Maria Vamvakinou, as she expressed in her interview on SBS, voted against gay marriage.

The disappointing news is that Steve Georganas MP (Member for Hindmarsh in South Australia) let us all down by voting in favour of gay marriage rather than supporting Greek Orthodox  marriage.

To see how your local MP voted please see the table below. Marriage Amendment Bill 2012

The House divided (the Deputy Speaker, Ms A. E. Burke, in the Chair)

AYES, 42

Mr Albanese Mr Dreyfus Mr S. P. Jones Ms Roxon
Mr Bandt Mrs Elliot Dr M. J. Kelly Ms Saffin*
Ms Bird Ms Ellis Ms King Mr Shorten
Ms Brodtmann Mr Garrett Ms Livermore Mr Sidebottom
Mr Butler Mr Georganas Ms Macklin Mr S. F. Smith
Mr Champion Mr Gibbons Mr Marles Ms Smyth
Mr Cheeseman Mr Gray Mr Oakeshott Mr Snowdon
Mr Clare Ms Grierson Ms Parke Mr C. R. Thomson
Ms Collins Mr Griffin Mr Perrett Mr Wilkie
Mr Combet Ms Hall* Ms Plibersek
Mr Crean Mr Jenkins Ms Rishworth

NOES, 98

Mr Abbott Mr Entsch Mr McCormack Mr Rudd
Mr Adams Mr Fitzgibbon Mr Macfarlane Mr Ruddock
Mr Alexander Mr Fletcher Ms Marino Mr Schultz
Mr K. J. Andrews Mr Forrest Mrs Markus Mr Scott
Mrs K. L. Andrews Mr Frydenberg Mr Matheson Mr Secker*
Mr Baldwin Ms Gambaro Mr Melham Mr A. D. H. Smith
Mr Billson Mrs Gash Mrs Mirabella Mr Somlyay
Mrs B. K. Bishop Ms Gillard Mr Morrison Dr Southcott
Ms J. I. Bishop Mrs Griggs Mrs Moylan Dr Stone
Mr Bowen Mr Hartsuyker Mr Murphy Mr Swan
Mr Bradbury Mr A. G. Hawke Mr Neumann Mr Symon
Mr Briggs Mr Hayes Mr Neville Mr Tehan
Mr Broadbent Mr Hockey Mr O’Dowd Mr K. J. Thomson
Mr Buchholz Mr Hunt Ms O’Dwyer Mr Truss
Mr A. S. Burke Mr Husic Ms O’Neill Mr Tudge
Mr Byrne Mr Irons Ms Owens Mr Turnbull
Mr Chester Dr Jensen Mrs Prentice Ms Vamvakinou
Mr Christensen Mr E. T. Jones Mr Pyne Mr van Manen
Mr Ciobo Mr Katter Mr Ramsey Mr Vasta
Mr Cobb Mr Keenan Mr Randall Dr Washer
Mr Coulton* Mr C. Kelly Mr Ripoll Mr Windsor
Mr Crook Mr Laming Mr Robb Mr Wyatt
Mrs D’Ath Ms Ley Mr Robert Mr Zappia
Mr Dutton Mr Lyons Ms Rowland
Dr Emerson Mr McClelland Mr Wyatt Roy

* Tellers

And so it was negatived. [Div No. 375], 12:26:41 PM to 12:39:55 PM, Ayes 42, Noes 98

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