For release: Thursday, August 30, 2012

Tasmanian Labor has trashed its integrity by breaking its election promise on marriage as it continues its capitulation to the Greens, according to the Australian Christian Lobby.

Labor had clearly promised the Christian constituency before the 2010 election that it would not seek to introduce same-sex marriage ACL Tasmanian Director Mark Brown said.

“We are seeing the toxic influence of the Greens in Tasmania and Federally as they push their agenda without regard to Labor’s election promises and even the personal promise of the Prime Minister.

“Politics is at a new low when constituencies cannot rely on the promises made by a major political party during an election campaign.”

Mr Brown praised the Tasmanian Liberals for sticking to their election promise.

“The integrity shown by the Liberals is to be commended and I’m sure will not be lost on the Christian constituency and the wider Tasmanian community when it comes election time next year.

ACL commended the courage and integrity of Labor MP Michael Polley who cross the floor and voted against same-sex ‘marriage’.