Sydney has been in the spotlight since the results of the same-sex marriage survey split the city. Its eastern half had three of the five highest yes-voting electorates in the country while its western half had the seven lowest yes-voting electorates. In all, 12 of Sydney's 29 federal electorates bucked the national trend and voted against same-sex unions.
But within days it was in danger of unravelling. The Yes side is confident of a victory in the same-sex marriage poll. Despite polls for years saying Australians were in favour of saying Yes to gay couples being allowed to wed, the noise around the campaign had suddenly gone negative.
Of the eligible Australians who expressed a view on this question, the majority indicated that the law should be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry, with 7, Nearly 8 out of 10 eligible Australians All states and territories recorded a majority Yes response.
Australia has taken a decisive step towards legislating marriage equality by Christmas after The result, announced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday, will lead to consideration of a same-sex marriage bill in parliament with the prime minister, Malcolm Turnbullpromising marriage equality should be law by Christmas. With a turnout of
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Thank you for signing up. Sorry, it looks like an error occurred. Same-sex marriage supporters have doorknocked thousands of homes in Sydney while opponents get ready to launch their "No" campaign in Victoria.
Updated August 16, The forthcoming postal vote on same-sex marriage is the plebiscite we had to have. The issue has become toxic for the Coalition.
The campaign believes there is no hope of changing the opinion of rusted on opponents. Ms Rugg dismissed public anger over the unsolicited text messages that were sent out by another branch of the Yes campaign last weekend. A little more than two weeks into what will be a two-month-long campaign, there have already been controversies. The strategist argued it was not surprising that many major companies, including several major banks, had thrown their support behind the Yes vote.
Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. In its decision last week, the High Court of Australia cleared the way for a voluntary survey of the electorate to gauge community support for same-sex marriage. Still, the survey will go ahead whether I prefer it to or not.
For many Catholic voters, this has been a difficult issue because for the first time in their lives they have found themselves in the same position which our politicians find themselves every time they have to vote on contested moral and political questions in parliament. They don't find themselves getting all that much help from official church declarations. This is no criticism of our bishops. They are the custodians of a tradition which has been somewhat skewed on this issue for a long time.