Pollies gear up for same-sex marriage 2.0

November 12, 2017

Christopher Pyne says the government will back the introduction of the Smith same-sex marriage bill.

It will be up to the parliament whether or not marriage equality is passed by Christmas, the government says.

If the postal survey results on Wednesday return a yes vote, the government will commit to facilitating debate on a private members bill to legislate same-sex marriage.

"(Senator) Dean Smith's bill is as good a bill as any to start the debate," Liberal frontbencher Christopher Pyne told Sky News on Sunday morning.

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