It is time for parliament to find a way forward to resolve the marriage equality issue, according to Independent Member for Indi Cathy McGowan.
‘‘It is so disappointing that this is still dragging on,’’ Ms McGowan said.
‘‘Like many others, I was looking forward to seeing a resolution on February 11.
‘‘My first preference has always been for a conscience vote by the Parliament on marriage equality.
‘‘In the absence of a conscience vote I agreed to support the plebiscite, but this option is now gone.
‘‘I call on all parties to come together in good faith to respectfully discuss the process from here.
‘‘I look forward to working with the government and the opposition to resolve the issue as quickly as we can.’’