Leaked Christopher Pyne Speech Implies That Marriage Equality Ain’t Far Off

At this point if you’re a government minister presenting a speech behind supposed “closed doors”, it’s probs best to simply assume someone is recording your shit with a keen eye on leaking it to the public, so maybe don’t attempt to take the piss out of the leader of the free world or allude to ~spicy~ unanounced government policy. Just my two cents, folks!

Someone who has NOT taken this sage advice however, is Defense Industry Minister and definitely-not-co-star-of-Wonder-Woman Christopher Pyne, who, whilst addressing a gathering of the Liberal Party’s left faction on Friday night, let slip that Turnbull might be solving that pesky ol’ marriage equality problem “sooner than everyone thinks”.
Speaking to a room of “moderates” including Attorney-General George Brandis and backbencher Trent Zimmerman, Pyney Boi let slip the hint that the PM might drop the government’s contentious plebiscite policy and allow the well overdue parliamentary free vote that would almost definitely usher in marriage equality. 

“Friends, we are in the winner’s circle but we have to deliver a couple of things and one of those we’ve got to deliver before too long is marriage equality in this country. We’re going to get it. I think it might even be sooner than everyone thinks.”


With Turnbull having had a fairly shithouse year so far, being seen as the PM who brought marriage equality to Australia would be a huge slam-dunk for Malc, even if it pisses off the right-wingers in the partyroom, who continue to hold the proverbial policy gun to his head.
Marriage equality couldn’t come soon enough, and any news towards it’s inevitable success is means for celebration, unless of course you’re Andrew Bolt, in which case its more evidence of the Liberal party capitulating to it’s “dominant Left”, which, umm… ok mate. Sure.
At the end of the day Pyney Dancer’s vague claim isn’t a whole lot to run with, but if does hold any truth and marriage equality IS just around the corner, then let us be the first to say YOU FUCKEN BEAUTY.

Source: Herald Sun.
Photo: Stephen Postles / Getty.