Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent won’t support the coalition’s same-sex marriage plebiscite regardless of the outcome.
Mr Broadbent’s revelation comes after the reveal of a secret push within the Coalition party room to prevent any positive public vote in favour of same-sex marriage, by giving conservative MP’s permission to vote in parliament against reform.
However, this condition only applies if the majority of their electorate explicitly votes no.
At a recent McMillan candidates forum in Fish Creek, Mr Broadbent stated that he wouldn’t support same sex marriage.
“Il be voting against any change in the marriage act as I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman”, Mr Broadbent said.
Labor member of McMillan Chris Buckingham and Greens candidate Donna Lancaster explicitly state their support for same-sex marriage.
“It’s a matter of equality rather than religion. This is about justice”, Mr Buckingham said.
“Love is love”, Ms Lancaster said.