Maranoa MP to vote no in marriage survey vote
FEDERAL Member for Maranoa David Littleproud will vote no on same-sex marriage in the House of Representatives.
Mr Littleproud's confirmation comes after his electorate was one of 17 across the country to return a no result in the same-sex marriage survey.
He said while his personal decision was to vote no, he would also vote according to the majority.
"In Maranoa, I believe the debate was respectful and considerate and, in my electorate, 78.2% of eligible voters returned their survey compared to the Queensland participate rate of 77.9%,” he said.
Across Australia, 61.6% voted in favour of same-sex marriage with a national participation rate of 79.5%.
"Regardless of the result, we stick together in the bush. If there's a flood or fire - no matter your background or lifestyle, we're all standing side-by-side filling sandbags or volunteering to help the whole community,” Mr Littleproud said.
"Australians have spoken and resolved the law should be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry, it's now up to elected representatives to organise the legislation and I'll play a constructive role to make sure it meets society's expectations.
"Religious freedom and if same-sex marriage would be included in our education system were consistently raised with me as areas of concerns so, as the Maranoa MP, I will make sure my electorate's strong voice will form part of this further debate.”