Same-sex marriage poll finds 70% in favour

12 September, 2017, 16:39 | Author: Marjorie Miles
  • Equal marriage survey form from the Australian Bureau of Statistics

If you're looking for the most adorable argument in favour of marriage equality, this is probably it.

Australia launched a postal vote on Tuesday (Sept 12) to decide if they should legalise same-sex marriage, as a widely watched poll indicated the country would be overwhelmingly in support.

Apple has been a supporter of marriage equality around the globe for years.

Voters have until November 7 to cast a vote on the question, "Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?"

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The ballot's unusual format was decided after the election promise of a national plebiscite was rejected twice by parliament's upper house.

Despite recent opinion polls suggesting the majority of Australians back same-sex marriage, the No campaign has said it remains confident.

The poll, conducted between late August and early September, showed that 58.4 percent of those surveyed supported a "yes" vote, down six percentage points from just two weeks earlier.

The postal survey, which asks Australians whether they support or oppose same- sex couples marrying, begins today.

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"All I want is the right to marry Chris Hemsworth", he wrote on a placard held at a marriage equality rally. We can win this thing. Turnbull added that the Marriage Act could be amended by the end of the year if support for a change is seen in the survey.

"I am genuinely concerned that as the conversations get driven to extremities on both the left and right, that that will also alienate the people in the middle that aren't directly impacted to speak up and have a voice", he told AFP.

People have until November 7 to vote by mail and the results are expected on November 15.

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