Malcolm Turnbull calls emergency meeting on gay marriage

Malcolm Turnbull is calling an emergency meeting of the Liberal Party to decide whether a postal vote should be held on gay marriage.

It comes as the Prime Minister faces a revolt from rogue Liberal MPs, who are threatening to cross the floor and support a free vote on redefining marriage.

Liberal MPs have been called to Canberra for a special session on Monday afternoon, as moderate members push to get rid of the plebiscite policy and allow a conscience vote, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Mr Turnbull is seeking to resolve the issue, as conservative members of his party have threatened to bring down his leadership if he breaks an election promise to hold a plebiscite on same-sex marriage.

Malcolm Turnbull has called an emergency meeting of the Liberal Party to decide if there should be a postal vote to replace the controversial same sex marriage plebiscite 

Malcolm Turnbull has called an emergency meeting of the Liberal Party to decide if there should be a postal vote to replace the controversial same sex marriage plebiscite 

MP Warren Entsch (pictured) is among a group of rogue Liberal MPs who are fighting for a conscience vote on the issue in Parliament

MP Warren Entsch (pictured) is among a group of rogue Liberal MPs who are fighting for a conscience vote on the issue in Parliament

Liberal politicians Tim Wilson, Trevor Evans, Trent Zimmerman and Dean Smith have threatened to cross the floor and vote with Labor and the Greens if there is a conscience vote on gay marriage.

The prime minister is declining to take a position on the issue, and has promised to hold a secret ballot if it comes to that, Fairfax

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