Lesbian Australian Labor Senator Penny Wong delivered an emotional speech on same-sex marriage at the partyâ€™s national conference, telling those gathered â€śthere is nothing to fear from equalityâ€ť.
She stated: â€śProgress is never easily won. Reform is never easily won. LGBTI Australians deserve equal treatment before the law.
â€śThe aspiration for equality is remarkably persistent. We will continue until we win.
â€śMarriage equality is a campaign of hope. It is a campaign of justice. It is a campaign of equality, but most of all, delegates â€“ and this is why we will win â€“ it is a campaign for those we love.â€ť
Her speech came as Labor leader Bill Shorten promised to legalise same-sex marriage within 100 days, if he is elected prime minister next year.