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



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Dick ADAMS - Labor



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John ALEXANDER - Liberal



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Karen ANDREWS – Liberal



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Kevin ANDREWS - Liberal



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Robert BALDWIN - Liberal



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Bruce BILLSON - Liberal



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Bronwyn BISHOP - Liberal



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Julie BISHOP - Liberal

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Chris BOWEN - Labor



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David BRADBURY - Labor



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Jamie BRIGGS - Liberal



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Russell BROADBENT - Liberal



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Scott BUCHHOLZ - Liberal



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Anthony BURKE - Labor



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Anthony BYRNE - Labor



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Darren CHESTER - Nationals



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George CHRISTENSEN - Nationals



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Steven CIOBO - Liberals



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John COBB - Nationals



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Mark COULTON - Nationals



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Anthony CROOK – Nationals Western Australia



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Yvette D’ATH - Labor



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Peter DUTTON - Liberal



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Craig EMERSON - Labor



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Warren ENTSCH - Liberal



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Joel FITZGIBBON - Labor



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Paul FLETCHER - Liberal



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John FORREST – Nationals



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Joshua FRYDENBERG - Liberal



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Teresa GAMBARO - Liberal



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Joanna GASH - Liberal



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Julia GILLARD - Labor



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Natasha GRIGGS – Country Liberal Party



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Luke Hartsuyker - Nationals



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Alexander HAWKE - Liberal



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Christopher HAYES - Labor



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Joseph HOCKEY - Liberal



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Gregory HUNT - Liberal



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Ed HUSIC - Labor



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Stephen IRONS - Liberal



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Dennis JENSEN - Liberal



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Ewen JONES - Liberal



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Robert KATTER - Independent



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Michael KEENAN - Liberal

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Craig KELLY - Liberal



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Andrew LAMING - Liberal



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Sussan LEY - Liberal



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Geoffrey LYONS - Labor



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Ian MACFARLANE - Liberal



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Nola MARINO - Liberal



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Louise MARKUS - Liberal



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Russell MATHESON - Liberal



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Robert MCCLELLAND - Labor



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Michael MCCORMACK – Nationals



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Daryl MELHAM - Labor



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Sophie MIRABELLA - Liberal



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Scott MORRISON - Liberal



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Judith MOYLAN - Liberal



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John MURPHY - Labor



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Shayne NEUMANN - Labor



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Paul NEVILLE - Nationals



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Kenneth O’DOWD - Nationals



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Kelly O’DWYER - Liberal



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Deborah O’NEILL - Labor



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Julie OWENS - Labor



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Jane PRENTICE - Liberal



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Christopher PYNE - Liberal



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Rowan RAMSEY - Liberal



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Don RANDALL - Liberal



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Bernie RIPOLL - Labor



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Andrew ROBB - Liberal



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Stuart ROBERT - Liberal



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Michelle ROWLAND - Labor



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Wyatt ROY - Liberal



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Kevin RUDD - Labor



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Philip RUDDOCK - Liberal



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Albert SCHULTZ - Liberal



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Bruce SCOTT - Nationals



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Patrick SECKER - Liberal

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Tony SMITH - Liberal



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Alexander SOMLYAY - Liberal



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Andrew SOUTHCOTT - Liberal



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Sharman STONE - Liberal



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Wayne SWAN - Labor



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Mike SYMON - Labor



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Daniel TEHAN - Liberal



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Kelvin THOMSON - Labor



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Warren TRUSS - Nationals



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Alan TUDGE - Liberal



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Malcolm TURNBULL - Liberal



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Maria VAMVAKINOU - Labor



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Albertus VAN MANEN - Liberal



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Ross VASTA – Liberal



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Malcolm WASHER - Liberal



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Antony WINDSOR - Independent



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Kenneth WYATT - Liberal



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Antonio ZAPPIA - Labor



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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