Same Sex Marriage candidates

August 30, 2013 by  
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Federal Election 2013: This guide is aimed to assist voters living in the main Jewish neighbourhoods in Melbourne best select candidates who have comprehensively demonstrated or pledged their full support for marriage equality.

 

This information was provided by J-Wire reader Michael Barnett. J-Wire cannot guarantee its accuracy.

 

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Candidates & Electorates

Higgins

Support for “same-sex marriage” in electorate:

For: 57% Against: 27% Don’t Care: 17%

Candidates who fully support marriage equality and are allowed by their party to vote for it:

Wesa Chau (ALP) (party web site) James Harrison (GRN) (party web site)

Candidates who support marriage equality but are prevented by their party from voting for it:

Kelly O’Dwyer (LIB) (party web site)

Candidates who oppose marriage equality:

Leanne Price (RUA) (party web site)

Graeme Weber (Independent) (web site) Jamie Baldwin (FFP) (party web site) Phillip Dall (PUP) (party web site)

Goldstein

Support for “same-sex marriage” in electorate:

For: 50% Against: 28% Don’t Care: 22%

Candidates who fully support marriage equality and are allowed by their party to vote for it:

Daniel Guttmann (ALP) (party web site) ✡ Rose Read (GRN) (party web site)

Candidates who oppose marriage equality:

Keith Ryder (PUP) (party web site) Lynette Hannie (RUA) (party web site) Andrew Robb (LIB) (party web site) Ian Joyner (FFP) (party web site)

Melbourne Ports

Support for “same-sex marriage” in electorate:

For: 61% Against: 20% Don’t Care: 19%

Candidates who support marriage equality and are allowed by their party to vote for it:

Ann Birrell (GRN) (party web site)
Michael Danby (ALP) (party web site) ✡
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Steven Armstrong (SPP) (party web site)
Melissa Star (ASP) (party web site) ✡

Kevin Ekendahl (LIB) (party web site)

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Candidates who oppose marriage equality:

Toby Stodart (PUP) (party web site) Margaret Quinn (RUA) (party web site) Robert Keenan (FFP) (party web site) Vince Stefano (DLP) (party web site)

Hotham

Support for “same-sex marriage” in electorate:

For: 44% Against: 32% Don’t Care: 24%

Candidates who fully support marriage equality and are allowed by their party to vote for it:

Lorna Wyatt (GRN) (party web site) ✡ Clare O’Neil (ALP) (party web site)

Candidates who oppose marriage equality:

Fazal Cader (LIB) (party web site) Samuel Porter (PUP) (party web site) Peter Vassilou (RUA) (party web site) Stephen Nowland (FFP) (party web site)

✡ Candidate has declared a Jewish identity
Candidate has declared a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex identity

Parties

Parties that support marriage equality in their policy platform and require their candidates to vote accordingly:

Australian Sex Party (ASP) Australian Greens (GRN)

Australian Labor Party (ALP)
Parties that don’t currently have a position on marriage equality but allow their candidates to

vote on their conscience:

Palmer United Party (PUP) Stable Population Party (SPP)

Parties that oppose marriage equality in their policy platform and require their candidates to vote accordingly:

Liberal Party of Australia (LIB) Rise Up Australia Party (RUA) Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Family First Party (FFP)

Independent candidates may vote for or against marriage equality as they choose.

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  1. Thanks for the support J-Wire. All information in this article was sourced from http://vote4love.com.au and the News Ltd 2010 Same-Sex Marriage poll data. Please report any inaccuracies or updates on the original post on the Aleph web site via the link at the end of the story above.

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