There’s one less homophobe in parliament. Yay!
By Heaps Gay Staff
West Australian Labor Senator Joe Bullock announced yesterday that he was quitting politics at the next election because of his party’s stance on same-sex marriage.
Describing himself as a long-standing opponent of equality, Bullock reasoned that he could not remain a member of the Labor party given that it will no longer allow its members a conscience vote on the topic… in 2019.
“If you know your job requires you to do something which you believe is wrong, there’s only one course of action: resign,” he said in a statement on Tuesday night.
“As a Labor Senator, it’s my job to tell voters that it doesn’t matter that Labor will outlaw the conscience vote on homosexual marriage, and to recommend a vote for Labor without reservation.
“That’s the job description of a Labor Senator. It’s a job which I can’t do.”
Okay, so can the rest of our MPs opposed to marriage equality please follow in Bullock’s footsteps and resign? That would be awesome.