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Resounding "YES" to politicalpoll's marriage equalityquestion

Opposition to marriage equality among Australians is shrinking rapidly if a viral online political poll is anything to go by.

So that local voters are informed about how their views on various issues match with the major political parties, the American website I Side With has Australian questions and answers for many of the pressing political issues of the day. The website has been getting shared around among thousands of keen participants this week, with many participants sharing their own results on social media.

We’re very pleased to see the result for the question “Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?” has prompted a HUGE “yes” response.

Other answers were possible along with the simple ‘yes’ and ‘no’: 4% responded ‘No, allow civil unions but don’t call it marriage,” and 3% suggested “take the government our of marriage and instead make at a religious decision.” Just 1% said ‘Yes, but allow churches the right to refuse same-sex ceremonies.”

An interactive map of votes from across Australia shows support for marriage equality varies across different areas, showing purple areas of lesser support where there haven’t been too many poll participants so far. We’d love to see more of this map turn red!

Add your responses and see how your beliefs align with each political party here on the I Side With website.

As we count down to the next Federal election, the choice between our major political parties on marriage equality is clear. Labor has pledged to introduce a bill to achieve the reform within the first 100 days of its government, but the Coalition would put us through an expensive and divisive plebiscite on the issue, even though Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has in recent years stated his personal support for changing the Marriage Act. Meanwhile, marriage equality is one of the Greens’ cornerstone progressive social policies.

Find out more, and join the local campaign for Australian Marriage Equality here.


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Chris White

Chris White said on the 23rd Apr, 2016

It seems obvious to everyone except the politicians.

wysi

wysi said on the 23rd Apr, 2016

It's not a scientific poll, did not show its sample size, whether it's randomly selected, or what the margin of error is.

I can always make my own poll as write an article about it.

The only way to find out is either through a plebiscite or a census.

Dissily Mordentroge

Dissily Mordentroge said on the 23rd Apr, 2016



The only way to find out is either through a plebiscite or a census.
So, plebiscites and censuses are the only reliable method of finding out anything?
That's going to make a whole lot of research absurdly expensive.

pete1000

pete1000 said on the 24th Apr, 2016

What a total waste of money is a plebiscite
They should be 'repairing' the deficit with that money
Instead of andering to a tiny group of right wing fundamentalists
Turnbull is going to get SO thrown out

Dissily Mordentroge

Dissily Mordentroge said on the 24th Apr, 2016

What a total waste of money is a plebiscite
They should be 'repairing' the deficit with that money
Instead of andering to a tiny group of right wing fundamentalists
Turnbull is going to get SO thrown out

Don't underestimate the vicious anti marriage equality campaign about to be unleashed. It will be very well funded by any number of religious organisations and right wing so called 'think tanks'. We're in for a very rough ride.

pete1000

pete1000 said on the 24th Apr, 2016

Yes you are right DM.

Great protest at the ACL conference yesterday by the fabulous Pauline Pantsdown.

https://youtu.be/BfBr9rS1us0