Marriage equality has featured regularly in the sometimes vitriolic campaign, with Labour leader Kevin Rudd experiencing a sudden change of heart on the subject in recent days. Reflecting on his own marriage, Rudd said: "No matter who we love, we should all be able to make the same promise I was able to make to Therese," he said. "If you support gay marriage, I will need your support in this election... it's time for marriage equality."
Rudd says his changed view came about when he was convinced that being homosexual is not a 'life choice.' The Labour rank and file, however, are significantly split for and against the issue.