John Murphy a federal Labor MP in Sydney last week called for those MPs in the Labor party who support gay marriage to join the Greens.

Now one of the branches in his electorate have voted in favour of gay marriage.

John Murphy also claimed in his outburst to SMH

”People are questioning why we are going down this path – there are so many important things the Labor Party has to be dealing with. They do not include same sex marriage.’

and continued

”The bulk of gay people aren’t looking to get married anyway. Not even Bob Brown wants this for himself.”

He joins the Prime Minister Julia Gillard and the union boss Joe de Bruyn from the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA) who seem to be out of touch with the general community on this issue.

Sadly Australia now like the USA is far behind other Western countries despite general community support for gay marriage.

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