Australian Opposition Leader Shifts Position on Gay Marriage

June 29, 2016 4:12 AM

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CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's opposition leader on Wednesday explained his shift on gay marriage, which will be a key issue in this weekend's elections.

The center-left Labor Party opposes the conservative government's plan to hold a plebiscite this year to allow the public a direct say on whether Australia should give legal recognition to same-sex marriage.

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