In the midst of his party's leadership change, Nationals MP Andrew Broad has made headlines for a very different reason: comparing same-sex marriage to two rams having sex.
"Do I support calling a relationship between a man and a man and a woman and a woman marriage?," Broad asked the Sunraysia Daily newspaper.
"No I don't. I think a bicycle is not a tricycle and relationships can have different names."
"I can put the rams in a paddock and they might mount one another but no lambs will come out."
Broad added that he supports the proposed government plebiscite on marriage, despite recent polling of three Nationals electorates (not including Broad's electorate of Mallee) showing little support for the idea.
In a statement to the ABC, Broad implied he had been misquoted, saying the article wasn't an accurate reflection of the discussion.
Lane Sainty is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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