A bill to change the definition of marriage was defeated by 98-42 in Parliament’s House of Representatives yesterday.



A second bill in the Senate is expected to be voted on tonight and by all accounts will also fail.



The events this week in Canberra should draw a line under what has been a long campaign by activists to overturn the definition of marriage.



There is no doubt the response from so many of you in signing petitions, emailing your MPs and Senators and visiting them has had a tremendous impact in this result.



Participating in democracy is effective. Thank you for your great work over the past couple of years in responding to many calls to act at strategic times during the campaign.



The Coalition under Tony Abbott has shown great integrity in keeping its election promise to vote together against changing the Marriage Act.



Despite making the same election promise, 38 Labor MPs voted for Labor member Stephen Jones’ private members bill to change the definition of marriage.



We have listed how MPs voted below, along with the email addresses of those who voted to uphold marriage. Please thank them.



Now that the vote has been held, it is time to move on and ACL is looking forward to focussing fully on our core business of encouraging the Christian constituency to bring Christian influence into government across a wide range of issues of justice and righteousness.



Marriage has been in trouble for generations, quite independently of gay activists’ attempts to redefine it. We all have a responsibility to promote its good, especially for children, and to help our society again fall in love with this most important of human relationships.



We have also posted a list outlining how the Senate voted to keep the current definition of marriage. The Marriage Amendment Bill 2012 in the Senate was also defeated 41-26 votes. Click here to see the list.



 



FOR same-sex marriage:



Anthony ALBANESE - Labor



Adam BANDT - Greens



Sharon BIRD - Labor



Gai BRODTMANN - Labor



Mark BUTLER - Labor



Nick CHAMPION - Labor



Darren CHEESEMAN - Labor



Jason CLARE - Labor



Julie COLLINS - Labor



Greg COMBET - Labor



Simon CREAN - Labor



Mark DREYFUS - Labor



Justine ELLIOT - Labor



Kate ELLIS - Labor



Peter GARRETT - Labor



Steve GEORGANAS - Labor



Steve GIBBONS - Labor



Gary GRAY - Labor



Sharon GRIERSON - Labor



Alan GRIFFIN - Labor



Jill HALL - Labor



Harry JENKINS - Labor



Stephen JONES - Labor



Mike KELLY - Labor

Catherine KING - Labor



Kirstin LIVERMORE - Labor



Jenny MACKLIN - Labor



Richard MARLES - Labor



Rob OAKESHOTT - Independent



Melissa PARKE - Labor



Graham PERRETT - Labor



Tanya PLIBERSEK - Labor



Amanda RISHWORTH - Labor



Nicola ROXON - Labor



Janelle SAFFIN - Labor



Bill SHORTEN - Labor



Sid SIDEBOTTOM - Labor



Stephen SMITH - Labor



Laura SMYTH - Labor



Warren SNOWDON - Labor



Craig THOMSON - Independent



Andrew WILKIE - Independent



 



AGAINST same-sex marriage:



Tony ABBOTT - Liberal



Tony.Abbott.MP@aph.gov.au



Dick ADAMS - Labor



D.Adams.MP@aph.gov.au



John ALEXANDER - Liberal



john.alexander.mp@aph.gov.au



Karen ANDREWS – Liberal



karen.andrews.mp@aph.gov.au



Kevin ANDREWS - Liberal



Kevin.Andrews.MP@aph.gov.au



Robert BALDWIN - Liberal



Bob.Baldwin.MP@aph.gov.au



Bruce BILLSON - Liberal



B.Billson.MP@aph.gov.au



Bronwyn BISHOP - Liberal



Bronwyn.Bishop.MP@aph.gov.au



Julie BISHOP - Liberal

Julie.Bishop.MP@aph.gov.au



Chris BOWEN - Labor



Chris.Bowen.MP@aph.gov.au



David BRADBURY - Labor



David.Bradbury.MP@aph.gov.au



Jamie BRIGGS - Liberal



Jamie.Briggs.MP@aph.gov.au



Russell BROADBENT - Liberal



Russell.Broadbent.MP@aph.gov.au



Scott BUCHHOLZ - Liberal



scott.buchholz.mp@aph.gov.au



Anthony BURKE - Labor



Tony.Burke.MP@aph.gov.au



Anthony BYRNE - Labor



Anthony.Byrne.MP@aph.gov.au



Darren CHESTER - Nationals



Darren.Chester.MP@aph.gov.au



George CHRISTENSEN - Nationals



george.christensen.mp@aph.gov.au



Steven CIOBO - Liberals



Steven.Ciobo.MP@aph.gov.au



John COBB - Nationals



John.Cobb.MP@aph.gov.au



Mark COULTON - Nationals



Mark.Coulton.MP@aph.gov.au



Anthony CROOK – Nationals Western Australia



tony.crook.mp@aph.gov.au



Yvette D’ATH - Labor



Yvette.D'Ath.MP@aph.gov.au



Peter DUTTON - Liberal



Peter.Dutton.MP@aph.gov.au



Craig EMERSON - Labor



Craig.Emerson.MP@aph.gov.au



Warren ENTSCH - Liberal



Warren.Entsch.MP@aph.gov.au



Joel FITZGIBBON - Labor



J.Fitzgibbon.MP@aph.gov.au



Paul FLETCHER - Liberal



Paul.Fletcher.MP@aph.gov.au



John FORREST – Nationals



J.Forrest.MP@aph.gov.au



Joshua FRYDENBERG - Liberal



josh.frydenberg.mp@aph.gov.au



Teresa GAMBARO - Liberal



T.Gambaro.MP@aph.gov.au



Joanna GASH - Liberal



Joanna.Gash.MP@aph.gov.au



Julia GILLARD - Labor



Contact form



Natasha GRIGGS – Country Liberal Party



natasha.griggs.mp@aph.gov.au



Luke Hartsuyker - Nationals



Luke.Hartsuyker.MP@aph.gov.au



Alexander HAWKE - Liberal



Alex.Hawke.MP@aph.gov.au



Christopher HAYES - Labor



Chris.Hayes.MP@aph.gov.au



Joseph HOCKEY - Liberal



J.Hockey.MP@aph.gov.au



Gregory HUNT - Liberal



Greg.Hunt.MP@aph.gov.au



Ed HUSIC - Labor



ed.husic.mp@aph.gov.au



Stephen IRONS - Liberal



Steve.Irons.MP@aph.gov.au



Dennis JENSEN - Liberal



Dennis.Jensen.MP@aph.gov.au



Ewen JONES - Liberal



ewen.jones.mp@aph.gov.au



Robert KATTER - Independent



Bob.Katter.MP@aph.gov.au



Michael KEENAN - Liberal

Michael.Keenan.MP@aph.gov.au



Craig KELLY - Liberal



craig.kelly.mp@aph.gov.au



Andrew LAMING - Liberal



Andrew.Laming.MP@aph.gov.au



Sussan LEY - Liberal



Sussan.Ley.MP@aph.gov.au



Geoffrey LYONS - Labor



geoff.lyons.mp@aph.gov.au



Ian MACFARLANE - Liberal



Ian.Macfarlane.MP@aph.gov.au



Nola MARINO - Liberal



Nola.Marino.MP@aph.gov.au



Louise MARKUS - Liberal



Louise.Markus.MP@aph.gov.au



Russell MATHESON - Liberal



russell.matheson.mp@aph.gov.au



Robert MCCLELLAND - Labor



R.McClelland.MP@aph.gov.au



Michael MCCORMACK – Nationals



michael.mccormack.mp@aph.gov.au



Daryl MELHAM - Labor



D.Melham.MP@aph.gov.au



Sophie MIRABELLA - Liberal



Sophie.Mirabella.MP@aph.gov.au



Scott MORRISON - Liberal



Scott.Morrison.MP@aph.gov.au



Judith MOYLAN - Liberal



J.Moylan.MP@aph.gov.au



John MURPHY - Labor



John.Murphy.MP@aph.gov.au



Shayne NEUMANN - Labor



Shayne.Neumann.MP@aph.gov.au



Paul NEVILLE - Nationals



P.Neville.MP@aph.gov.au



Kenneth O’DOWD - Nationals



ken.o'dowd.mp@aph.gov.au



Kelly O’DWYER - Liberal



Higgins@aph.gov.au



Deborah O’NEILL - Labor



deborah.o'neill.mp@aph.gov.au



Julie OWENS - Labor



Julie.Owens.MP@aph.gov.au



Jane PRENTICE - Liberal



jane.prentice.mp@aph.gov.au



Christopher PYNE - Liberal



C.Pyne.MP@aph.gov.au



Rowan RAMSEY - Liberal



Rowan.Ramsey.MP@aph.gov.au



Don RANDALL - Liberal



Don.Randall.MP@aph.gov.au



Bernie RIPOLL - Labor



Bernie.Ripoll.MP@aph.gov.au



Andrew ROBB - Liberal



Andrew.Robb.MP@aph.gov.au



Stuart ROBERT - Liberal



Stuart.Robert.MP@aph.gov.au



Michelle ROWLAND - Labor



michelle.rowland.mp@aph.gov.au



Wyatt ROY - Liberal



wyatt.roy.mp@aph.gov.au



Kevin RUDD - Labor



Kevin.Rudd.MP@aph.gov.au



Philip RUDDOCK - Liberal



philip.ruddock.MP@aph.gov.au



Albert SCHULTZ - Liberal



Alby.Schultz.MP@aph.gov.au



Bruce SCOTT - Nationals



Bruce.Scott.MP@aph.gov.au



Patrick SECKER - Liberal

P.Secker@aph.gov.au



Tony SMITH - Liberal



Tony.Smith.MP@aph.gov.au



Alexander SOMLYAY - Liberal



Alex.Somlyay.MP@aph.gov.au



Andrew SOUTHCOTT - Liberal



Andrew.Southcott.MP@aph.gov.au



Sharman STONE - Liberal



S.Stone.MP@aph.gov.au



Wayne SWAN - Labor



Wayne.Swan.MP@aph.gov.au



Mike SYMON - Labor



Mike.Symon.MP@aph.gov.au



Daniel TEHAN - Liberal



dan.tehan.mp@aph.gov.au



Kelvin THOMSON - Labor



Kelvin.Thomson.MP@aph.gov.au



Warren TRUSS - Nationals



W.Truss.MP@aph.gov.au



Alan TUDGE - Liberal



alan.tudge.mp@aph.gov.au



Malcolm TURNBULL - Liberal



Malcolm.Turnbull.MP@aph.gov.au



Maria VAMVAKINOU - Labor



Maria.Vamvakinou.MP@aph.gov.au



Albertus VAN MANEN - Liberal



bert.vanmanen.mp@aph.gov.au



Ross VASTA – Liberal



Ross.Vasta.MP@aph.gov.au



Malcolm WASHER - Liberal



Mal.Washer.MP@aph.gov.au



Antony WINDSOR - Independent



Tony.Windsor.MP@aph.gov.au



Kenneth WYATT - Liberal



ken.wyatt.mp@aph.gov.au



Antonio ZAPPIA - Labor



Tony.Zappia.MP@aph.gov.au



 



Did not vote



Anna BURKE – Labor (Deputy Speaker - could not vote)



Michael DANBY – Labor



Laurie FERGUSON – Labor (on business overseas)



Martin FERGUSON – Labor



Barry HAASE – Liberal (on business overseas)



Andrew LEIGH – Labor (on paternity leave)



Rob MITCHELL – Labor



Brendon O’CONNOR – Labor (compassionate leave)



Luke SIMPKINS – Liberal



Peter SLIPPER – Independent