While they gnash their teeth over this they deliberately ignore the fact the ALP had six years to pass legislation in favour of gay marriage but deliberately chose not to do so.
Labor’s Penny Wong who is suggesting she is less than impressed with the Coalition supported Labor’s anti-gay marriage stance while they were in government. While it’s correct to point out that Labor are hypocrites in this area there is a reason behind the two faced Labor stance.
While Labor likes to pretend they are the champion of supposedly suppressed people they also court votes from a group whose religion says gay people should be killed without question.
This could put Labor in a conundrum but they have the ready-made solution they know many of their supporters will accept without question. Their solution? Stall, stall, stall then blame Abbott for blocking gay marriage, blame conservatives and blame anyone they can.
They can then pretend they support gay marriage, avoid offending a large portion of their voting base and wait for the next election where they’ll blame the Liberal Party for every problem they can while deliberately ignoring their own role in creating those problems.
Labor are all smoke and mirrors but that’s what works for them so don’t expect a change in that approach anytime soon.