Saturday , December 15 2018 Ausdroid » Other News » Australia votes #yes for Marriage Equality, and now it’s parliament’s turn to respect the outcome

Australia has overwhelmingly voted in favour of Marriage Equality with a 61.6% vote in favour of changing the law to allow same-sex couples to marry. 79.5% of the eligible participants returned a survey form, giving the result a high level of validity and reliability.

The marriage equality cause is one deeply important to everyone at Ausdroid, and we’re extraordinarily relieved that this outcome has been reached.

The full results are available on the ABS’ Marriage Survey website, but the main one to remember is that 133 electorates out of 150 have voted in favour of the change, and thus — if our politicians do their job and represent the wishes of their constituents — the draft bill to be introduced to our national parliament today should pass.

Over to you, parliament. Don’t let us down.

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Narbett
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*happy*

Mutley
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Mutley

At least you guys go a vote not like use Kiwis that were just told it will happen.

Scott Plowman
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saved yourselves 120mill that way.

10001000101
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Now watch the liberals try to screw it up.

Philip Clark
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Now let us mourn the $122 million spent on confirming what everyone should have already known.

Fred
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Fred

Less than $100m they claim.

Philip Clark
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1) They would claim that
2) That’s not really much better is it?

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