Outrage over gay change
LABOR'S switch at its national conference at the weekend to allow a conscience vote on gay marriage has appalled former party stalwart Brian Courtice.
Mr Courtice, a former Member for Hinkler, said proponents of the move were trying to drag down what the party stood for.
"What consenting adults do in the privacy of their own home is their own business," he said.
"Marriage is between a man and a woman - two blokes and a cat does not constitute a family."
Mr Courtice said he had been lobbied by gay groups in the past, and their agenda was to destroy the structure of society.
He said conference delegates should have been debating things important to the nation, such as jobs and education.