Australian Voters Say YES to Same-Sex Marriage.
Australia’s Bureau of Statistics revealed the results of the country’s same-sex marriage vote on Wednesday, and it was an overwhelming victory for the Yes Campaign.
80% of eligible voters returned their ballots.
All states recorded a majority ‘yes’ vote.
News.com.au reported Qantas CEO and marriage equality advocate Alan Joyce as saying:
“If this was a general election, it would be the biggest landslide in Australian electoral history.”
The vote isn’t legally binding but Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has said that politicians must honour the result. Although, those opposed to the bill are already seeking amendments to protect businesses from having to cater to gay couples.
How that can still be considered 'equal marriage' is beyond us...
The law could be finalised as early as December 7th.
The cost of the postal vote is estimated to have been AUS $122 million.
You can't put a price on love but that's hardly pocket change. It would have been far easier and cheaper for the bill to have gone through Parliament directly BUT hey-ho, at least it was a yes for $122 million.
We'll keep you updated.