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LAW AND JUSTICE—MARRIAGE EQUALITY LEGISLATION

Senator Hanson-Young, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 970—That the Senate calls on the Gillard Government to rule out a Commonwealth challenge of any state-based marriage equality legislation that is passed into law by any state parliament in Australia.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,10


Senators—
Di NataleMilneWatersWright
Hanson-YoungRhiannonWhish-WilsonXenophon
LudlamSiewert (Teller)

NOES, 38


Senators—
BernardiEgglestonMadiganRuston
BilykFarrellMarshallSmith
BirminghamFeeneyMasonStephens
BishopFurnerMcEwen (Teller)Sterle
BoswellGallacherMcKenzieThistlethwaite
BushbyHeffernanMcLucasThorp
CashKrogerMooreUrquhart
ColbeckLudwigParryWilliams
CollinsLundyPolley
EdwardsMacdonaldPratt

Question negatived.