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61.6% November 15, 2017

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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Another vote for marriage equality. This time in Australia. Granted a postal vote that was only used by a government that clearly was uneasy (or downright afraid) to put it to a referendum. The Guardian notes that many ME advocates were antagonistic to a vote rather than legislation. And that’s entirely understandable, still, these votes are meaningful in that they push back against those who try to argue marriage equality is unpopular. Yet again they’ve been proven wrong.

Every state and territory voted for marriage equality, with the national vote 7,817,247 in favour and 4,873,947 against. The constituencies of central Sydney and Melbourne saw the largest majorities in favour, at 83.7% each. Seventeen of the federal parliament’s 150 seats had a majority of no voters, including a conspicuous swathe of western Sydney, a socially conservative and ethnically diverse area.

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