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Federal MPs outline their boundaries for gay marriage exemptions

TOM ELLIOTT
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Openly gay MP Tim Wilson doesn’t want businesses to be able to discriminate against same-sex couples.

As Australia voted “yes” in the same-sex marriage poll, focus now shifts to what the legislation will look like.

Mr Wilson told Tom Elliott he doesn’t think religious institutions should be forced to host or officiate gay weddings.

“But if it goes to commercial services… they’re going to have to have a compelling reason,” he said.

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Labor MP Penny Wong said it’s been an “important” day for Australia.

Ms Wong told Tom she also respects religion’s existing right to exempt themselves from same-sex marriages.

“The bill I’m co-sponsoring… does not go beyond the existing exemptions,” she said.

“Australians weren’t voting to extend discrimination, they were voting to lessen it.”

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TOM ELLIOTT
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