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Just weeks after marrying, Milo Yiannopoulos urges Australians to reject marriage equality

Just weeks after marrying his boyfriend in Hawaii, gay conservative Milo Yiannopoulos is calling on Australians to vote against marriage equality.

(Related: Milo Yiannopoulos marries boyfriend in Hawaii.)

"My gut would be to vote against it," Yiannopoulos told the Daily Mail Australia. "I'm gay and a Catholic. The highest priority for me is making sure no church, no believer anywhere, is required to violate their religious conscience."

The Australian government is spending $120 million on a postal survey which asks whether it should extend marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples. Results of the survey, expected on November 15, are non-binding.

"I think those things can co-exist perfectly peacefully," Yiannopoulos continued. "I think the state probably should recognize a gay couple who want to commit to one another. But the paramount consideration is not those gay couples – it is religious freedom."

Yiannopoulos in February announced that he had quit Breitbart News, the alt-right website with close ties to President Donald Trump, amid criticism over comments he made that appeared to condone pedophilia. The comments also cost him a book deal with Simon & Schuster.

The 32-year-old Yiannopoulos also recently criticized Pope Francis for his liberalism and has said that while gay he believes gay sex is a sin.
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