The government will release the proposed amendments to the Marriage Act that will constitute a plebiscite on same-sex marriage in the coming months, Attorney-General George Brandis has indicated.

Crikey reported yesterday that before a plebiscite on whether to allow same-sex couples to marry can take place, the government will need to pass legislation to allow the plebiscite. If the Greens and Labor remain opposed to the plebiscite and vote it down, the government will need to win over crossbench senators in order to set up the plebiscite. Motoring Enthusiast Party Senator Ricky Muir has already indicated he is not in favour of a plebiscite.