It was good to see that Luke Foley, the new leader of NSW Labor signalled last week a shift in his views on same-sex marriage saying he has an ‘an open mind’ and would continue to reflect on the issue. This is commendable in a leader.
His conscience vote in the NSW upper house against same-sex marriage in 2013 received wide media attention after his election to the leadership. I believe Luke Foley brings an honesty to the role that is admirable and very much in step with his personal values.
On a personal level I disagree with Luke’s 2013 vote but defend his right to have it.
If I am elected as the local member for Ballina at the March state election be assured I will vote for justice, equality and a fair go.
I will support gay marriage in NSW.
Paul Spooner, Labor Candidate for Ballina