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    Australia votes 'yes' to same-sex marriage

    Celebrations broke out across Australia after a two-month national postal survey came out "overwhelmingly" in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage.

    Results released Wednesday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed 61% of the population voted to allow same-sex marriage, with 38% voting against.

    Australia votes 'yes' to same-sex marriage - CNN

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobfitcher View Post
    Celebrations broke out across Australia after a two-month national postal survey came out "overwhelmingly" in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage.

    Results released Wednesday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed 61% of the population voted to allow same-sex marriage, with 38% voting against.

    Australia votes 'yes' to same-sex marriage - CNN
    Yes the tide has turned. There is no going back!! The Evangelicals and other reactionary forces in the US think that they can turn back the clock, but they had better think again in view of the fact that much of the developed, western world continues to move forward.

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    Congrats Australia!

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    Important to note this doesn’t make it law. It was a “survey” of how voters felt
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    A survey with an 80% response is definitely advisory in one direction.
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    Next they are going to want to marry dingos and kangaroos!
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    I would have thought they would have had this allowed same sex marriage a long time ago. I'm surprised it took Australia this long. What its still not the law in Australia yet, it was just a vote? Oh come on Australia, get with it, pass a law already to make it legal.
    Last edited by Eve1; 14th November 2017 at 06:20 PM.
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    I like the way Australia went about the vote to see if the public wanted Same Sex Marriage. It will cause way less back lash then it did in America where the votes of the people were disenfranchised by Judges appointed by Liberal Presidents. The majority did not want SSM here, we were told to accept it or else. Probably had a large part in Trump getting elected. It was a backlash to the entire Democrat Party, hope they think it was worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    I like the way Australia went about the vote to see if the public wanted Same Sex Marriage. It will cause way less back lash then it did in America where the votes of the people were disenfranchised by Judges appointed by Liberal Presidents. The majority did not want SSM here, we were told to accept it or else. Probably had a large part in Trump getting elected. It was a backlash to the entire Democrat Party, hope they think it was worth it.
    America has this thing called




    And aside from a few weird southern counties who eventually got over it, there was really very little backlash.

    Also, at the time of the USSC decision, 53% of Americans approved of SSM. Now that number is up to 60%
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    The Bill was presented before The House of Representatives a few hours ago and the issue will be resolved in the next two weeks. It would be political suicide to oppose the introduction of the legislature at this point.
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