Parliament will see a total of four gay marriage bills up for consideration on Monday, said a news.com.au report in The Courier Mail.
However, it will still be several months before Parliament gets down to an actual vote - certainly into the second half of the year - because the sponsors of this legislative overload of competing bills are not convinced they have the numbers.
The Senate already is enquiring into a gay marriage bill presented by the Greens Sarah Hanson-Young.
Labor MP Stephen Jones will introduce the "official'' private members bill - that is, one not officially sponsored by the Government - but certain to get preference in the House of Representatives on Monday.
The Greens' Adam Bandt and independent Andrew Wilkie will jointly present a similar bill the same day.
In addition, Mr Wilkie will propose legislation which would exempt religions from having to marry same sex partners.
MPs set to debate gay marriage in House of Representatives (Courier Mail/news.com.au)
MPs pair up for same-sex marriage bill (Daily Telegraph)
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