Tuesday , June 5 2018

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   Editor and Publisher

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. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

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.

8 comments

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

  2. Now watch the liberals try to screw it up.

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

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