I think that it is good that everyone had a say, I think that the result now should be respected. Respected by the community, respected by the parliament and I certainly intend to facilitate the passage of a bill.
I think it’s important, as well, to acknowledge today that almost five million people supported marriage between a man and a woman. And I think what we need to see from amendments to the Dean Smith bill is respect and support for freedom of religion, freedom of conscience and freedom of political choice.
We can’t discriminate against people who support same-sex marriage, we can’t discriminate against people who support marriage between a man and a woman.