For release June 30, 201o

The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) today welcomed Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s commitment to marriage between a man and a woman.

ACL National Chief of Staff Lyle Shelton said that both major parties have shown a long-standing commitment to ensuring marriage remains exclusively between a man and a woman, and it is pleasing to see Ms Gillard state her personal commitment in this area.

“Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd had been active in supporting marriage and we very much welcome Julia Gillard’s clear expression of support for marriage as being between a man and a woman,” Mr Shelton said.

“We hope she will also confirm her support for other key issues championed under Mr Rudd, such as tackling homelessness, increasing our overseas aid and addressing indigenous disadvantage.”

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