Bernardi to take on Wong over gay marriage

Labor frontbencher Penny Wong will go head to head with outspoken Liberal senator Cory Bernardi over same-sex marriage.

South Australia senator Cory Bernardi

Liberal senator Cory Bernardi. (AAP) Source: AAP

Outspoken Liberal senator Cory Bernardi is preparing to face off with Labor's Penny Wong over same-sex marriage.

The pair will debate the issue at the National Press Club in Canberra later this month, ahead of the expected introduction of a cross-party equality bill in August.

Senator Bernardi is staunchly against change - once saying it could lead to an acceptance of bestiality - while Senator Wong has decried the extreme language used by marriage equality opponents.

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Published 9 July 2015 at 12:37pm
Source: AAP