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Same-sex marriage survey: Australia says Yes to SSM

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posted on Nov, 14 2017 @ 05:46 PM
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So, finally catching up with the rest of the world, the Australian people have spoken, and a majority want same sex marriage legalised. In a pathetic time-wasting exercise by the government, they abrogated their responsibilities to the people, and the people have returned a convincing yes vote.

www.abc.net.au...


Australians have had their say, with 61.6 per cent of the nation voting Yes to legalising same-sex marriage.

The final count was 7.8 million responses in support of same-sex marriage, and 4.9 million against.

Australian statistician David Kalisch said the final number of responses was 12,727,920 people, representing 79 per cent of eligible Australians.


About bloody time.
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posted on Nov, 14 2017 @ 06:10 PM
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a reply to: cuckooold

Now watch those morons in charge scramble to try and legislate the change, I suspect they were hoping for a no vote, again another sign of how out of touch our elected leaders are from the plights of the people.

I'm glad it was a yes.



posted on Nov, 14 2017 @ 06:14 PM
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a reply to: cuckooold


So does this allow same sex spouses to be covered by insurances?
Are there tax benefits for marriage?

I don't know how that's set up down under.
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posted on Nov, 14 2017 @ 06:53 PM
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a reply to: cuckooold

I think it was an interesting way to poll the public on an issue. Lord knows what the result would have been had it be an online thing. 85 million votes would have been tallied then.


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posted on Nov, 14 2017 @ 06:57 PM
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a reply to: cuckooold

Yes agreed its about bloody time and the whole voting exercise was a huge waste of money . 120 million wasted, polling on this question already told the politicians what the public wanted .



posted on Nov, 14 2017 @ 07:01 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22




Are there tax benefits for marriage?


No tax benefits as such , most of those kinds of benefits centre around children .



posted on Nov, 14 2017 @ 07:02 PM
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And watch nothing come of it?

The Government already knew what Australians wanted, there was ZERO reason to have this expensive "non" vote.
It still needs to go through the Senate, which I doubt it will pass.



posted on Nov, 14 2017 @ 07:10 PM
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And in another 30 years we will have yet another inquiry into how children ended up, scared as hell, being raised by same sex couples after their parents died.

This is only the first step.

It is planned.

There is no need for any change as same sex couples can have all of he benefits now, except children ofcouse but that is biology.

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posted on Nov, 14 2017 @ 07:11 PM
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a reply to: Sovaka




And watch nothing come of it?


It will pass into law and do so easily . The timeline , well they are politicians so lets wait and see . No doubt there will be some that will want to water these rights down . The pollies need to tread carefully now , political suicide might be lurking around the corner .



posted on Nov, 14 2017 @ 07:14 PM
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And in another 30 years we will have yet another inquiry into how children ended up, scared as hell, being raised by same sex couples after their parents died.


Let me guess , you voted no .



posted on Nov, 14 2017 @ 07:18 PM
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Let me guess , you voted no .


Yes! Proudly so!

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posted on Nov, 14 2017 @ 07:28 PM
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Yes! Proudly so!


Yes you voted no , either way you had a vote and the results are in .

Be interesting to do an ATS poll .
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posted on Nov, 14 2017 @ 07:34 PM
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User BobbyRock posted this in the pictures forum. How apt.



posted on Nov, 14 2017 @ 07:36 PM
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It should boost the Australian Economy-more business for Divorce Lawyers



posted on Nov, 14 2017 @ 07:36 PM
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I don't approve of the slippery slope that will likely result from this and that's why I voted no. Now we can watch Australia follow the LGBTIQWERTY craziness that is evident in other first world countries.



posted on Nov, 14 2017 @ 07:42 PM
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a reply to: pheonix358

Oh think of the children argument , how predictable.
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posted on Nov, 14 2017 @ 07:47 PM
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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: pheonix358

Oh think of the children argument , how predicable.


Get stuffed.

My direct experience trumps your mere words any day of the bloody week mate!

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posted on Nov, 14 2017 @ 07:48 PM
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a reply to: kaelci

What slippery slope?
I'm just curious.



posted on Nov, 14 2017 @ 07:51 PM
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a reply to: pheonix358

It's sad your past experiences have made you a bigot.



posted on Nov, 14 2017 @ 07:51 PM
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Got it... because of a single person's (yours) experience, you think that not everyone deserves the same rights.

Glad it was such a resounding "Yes", and it just shows that your bigoted opinions are in the minority.

Cheers



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