It seems that this issue isn't going to lay down (nor should it) for Rudd. Recently a senior labor party parliamentarian in the SA parliament called on the federal parliamentary party to support gay marriage. There is a thread around here that i posted on it. For some reason (i don't know why) the issue has suddenly heated up again Well i happened to be listening to the interview which i believe formed the basis of this story (ABC Adelaide, Mornings, Mat and Dave) and he did not sound comfortable at all with the topic. He was asked innumerable times WHY his party had chosen to go against removing discrimination in this area and he simply refused to answer or he ducked the question. I wish they had pushed him harder but i understand there is a limit to how far an interviewer can go when the interviewee refuses to answer the question. It will be interesting to see if he is overruled by the national conferance what he will do, these things are quite widly reported and concedering the number of people for it i cant see him getting much political surport if he buries the vote or refuses to act on it if it goes against him.