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Post by HoratioTarr on Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:45 am

Same-sex marriage supporters have gathered across Australia for the landmark announcement of the same-sex marriage postal survey results.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics announced the findings of the voluntary vote at a special hearing in Federal Parliament on Wednesday morning, with a majority of 61.6 per cent in favour of legalising gay marriage.
Thousands of 'Yes' advocates have erupted in celebration at the designated areas throughout the country, including the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne and Prince Alfred Park in Sydney.
Emotional embraces, tears of joy and an overwhelming message of equality has washed over the nation after months of debate, abuse and pain.  
The 'Yes' campaign received 7,817,247 votes compared to 4,873,987 'No' votes, a significant victory for the campaign. 
The returned ballots amounted for 79.5 per cent of the population, a strong response from the public to the controversial $122 million postal vote.   

The onus will now be on politicians to pass a bill in parliament to legalise same-sex marriage, allowing Australia to join a host of other countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Sweden and Canada who have already changed their marriage laws.  


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5083209/Marriage-equality-supporters-gather-sex-results.html
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Post by Guest on Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:51 am

HoratioTarr wrote:Same-sex marriage supporters have gathered across Australia for the landmark announcement of the same-sex marriage postal survey results.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics announced the findings of the voluntary vote at a special hearing in Federal Parliament on Wednesday morning, with a majority of 61.6 per cent in favour of legalising gay marriage.
Thousands of 'Yes' advocates have erupted in celebration at the designated areas throughout the country, including the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne and Prince Alfred Park in Sydney.
Emotional embraces, tears of joy and an overwhelming message of equality has washed over the nation after months of debate, abuse and pain.  
The 'Yes' campaign received 7,817,247 votes compared to 4,873,987 'No' votes, a significant victory for the campaign. 
The returned ballots amounted for 79.5 per cent of the population, a strong response from the public to the controversial $122 million postal vote.   

The onus will now be on politicians to pass a bill in parliament to legalise same-sex marriage, allowing Australia to join a host of other countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Sweden and Canada who have already changed their marriage laws.  


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5083209/Marriage-equality-supporters-gather-sex-results.html


Great news

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Post by Eilzel on Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:59 am

Awesome news! Though now it's for the Aussie government to actually act on this. And watch support grow and grow when people realise gay weddings don't bring the apocalypse lol

Thanks for sharing Horatio cheers

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Post by HoratioTarr on Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:06 am

Eilzel wrote:Awesome news! Though now it's for the Aussie government to actually act on this. And watch support grow and grow when people realise gay weddings don't bring the apocalypse lol

Thanks for sharing Horatio cheers

It is wonderful and about time the whole world embraced it.
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Post by Eilzel on Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:14 am

It always surprises it has taken Oz this long, still better late than never Smile

Religion fucks it for a lot of the world though...

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:50 am

G'Day

Check an earlier thread on this topic from a couple of months ago,  and you will find I was telling veya that I was voting "Yes"  --  and that I expected the results to be at least/roughly 60% in favour...

So,  I was pretty close there..


However, as I've also pointed out previously, this doesn't directly affect me personally --  as I'm not gay,  nor married, and I don't hold "marriage" to be as 'sacred' and 'holy' and 'pre-ordained' as some narrowed bigots do. As I said before, I don't believe in standing in anyone's way if they want to punish themselves in such a way, and aren't hurting anyone else in the process..


@eilzel  --  you can blame our current conservative guvm'nt for dragging the chain on this --  they should have had a parliamentary vote on it 4 years ago, but former_PM Tony Abbott and his cronies have been campaigning against same sex marriage for much longer again...

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Post by veya_victaous on Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:13 am

it's great that Yes campaign came through with a win even if this is just a ridiculously expensive opinion poll with no legally binding (and you can bet the religotards are already try their next delaying tactics)

there was some fear that this would be Australia's brexit/trump and another testament to man's idiocy and complacency

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Post by smelly-bandit on Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:44 am

I think there needs to be a second vote because voters were misled and didn't know what they voted for

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Post by eddie on Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:31 am

Brilliant news and about time.

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Post by SEXY MAMA on Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:28 am

smelly-bandit wrote:I think there needs to be a second vote because voters were misled and didn't know what they voted for

You of all people should be supporting this!

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Post by smelly-bandit on Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:39 pm

SEXY MAMA wrote:
smelly-bandit wrote:I think there needs to be a second vote because voters were misled and didn't know what they voted for

You of all people should be supporting this!

Why??

I don't live in Australia

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Post by Original Quill on Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:07 pm

smelly-bandit wrote:
SEXY MAMA wrote:

You of all people should be supporting this!

Why??

I don't live in Australia

She said "supporting", not voting.

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Post by SEXY MAMA on Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:21 pm

smelly-bandit wrote:
SEXY MAMA wrote:

You of all people should be supporting this!

Why??

I don't live in Australia


Nothing to do with the country.

You are now deliberately trying to be obtuse!

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Post by Syl on Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:54 pm

Good on Australia. cheers

Proves they are not all cork dangling strong in tharm thick in thead wingers.



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