Pyne: momentum growing worldwide towards marriage equality

FEDERAL politicians say the United States Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marry could influence the debate in Australia.

Education Minister Christopher Pyne said the ruling, which stops US states from banning same-sex marriage, could not be replicated here.

"It's not something the High Court could decide on its own," he said.

But Mr Pyne said it would affect public and political sentiment.

"There appears to be momentum growing worldwide towards marriage equality," he said.

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