Australia’s Sen. Penny Wong supports marriage equality

Known as “Australia’s Worst Lesbian” by some, Sen. Wong has finally come out in support of same-sex marriage. Wong shifted her public position by announcing she would advocate at national conference for a policy change “to support equality including in relation to marriage for same sex couples”.

There has been growing pressure from the Greens in particular to vote on gay marriage, an increase in state territories embracing marriage, and support from colleagues like Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese and Human Services Minister Tanya Plibersek.