2 March 2016

The Australian Christian Lobby has expressed disappointment that one of the Parliament's greatest supporters of marriage no longer feels welcome in the Labor Party.

ACL Managing Director Lyle Shelton said: "The ALP's National Conference last year voted to include rainbow ideology throughout the party's policy platform, including forcing parliamentarians to support same-sex marriage from 2019.

"It is disappointing that one of the parties of government has made itself unwelcoming for people who wish to support preserving the definition of marriage between one man and one woman.

"It is tragic that someone like Senator Bullock, who has given his life to the Labor cause, has effectively been driven out of the party he loves because it no longer tolerates support for the timeless definition of marriage.

"Senator Bullock has showed great honour in resigning. The best way for Labor to again welcome people who support traditional marriage is for the Australian people to vote to preserve it at the promised plebiscite," Mr Shelton said.

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