Marriage equality poll finds majority support for a free vote if plebiscite blocked

Bill Shorten shuts down Coalition suggestions of Labor compromising to pass the plebiscite bill

Labor’s apparent intention to block the same-sex marriage plebiscite bill has been bolstered by an Essential poll that shows if it is blocked a majority of voters want a free vote in parliament.

Bill Shorten has ramped up the pressure on the government over the plebiscite by signalling the only compromise Labor will accept is a free vote in parliament.

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