The ABC is promising an intriguing spectacle if the Rudd Government moves, as it has promised to do, to again disallow revived same-sex civil union which the ACT Legislative Assembly seems likely to pass soon.
The Liberal’s Senator Gary Humphries is waiting to see exactly what legislation is on the table but says he’s willing to break with his party for a second time on the issue. More because he doesn’t like seeing the ACT’s laws trashed by the Federales than any stated enthusiasm for gay marriage.
Labor’s Senator Kate Lundy on the other hand talks a big game on these issues but isn’t going to actually vote her conscience:
- ACT Labor Senator Kate Lundy yesterday ruled out crossing the floor over the issue.
But she says she will try to convince her Labor colleagues to respect the Legislative Assembly’s decision.
Which strikes me as a singularly useless waste of a Senator.