SDA no longer opposes equal marriage

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The shoppies union has dropped it opposition to equal marriage. Next step is to support it.

The powerful conservative Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees' Association (SDA) — the biggest right-wing union affiliated to the Labor Party — has passed a resolution declaring it will adopt a neutral stand on equal marriage.

The union's resolution declared: “The Association shall have no position on the matter of Same Sex Marriage and will support the right of members of the ALP to act according to their conscience on the matter of SSM”.

The powerful conservative Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees' Association (SDA) — the biggest right-wing union affiliated to the Labor Party — has passed a resolution declaring it will adopt a neutral stand on equal marriage.

The union's resolution declared: “The Association shall have no position on the matter of Same Sex Marriage and will support the right of members of the ALP to act according to their conscience on the matter of SSM”.

The union, with a membership of more than 230,000 retail workers, opposed legalising equal marriage under the former national secretary Joe de Bruyn.

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