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How will you vote in the referendum

I have a vote and will vote "Yes"
58 (25.6%)
I have a vote and will vote "No"
22 (9.7%)
I have a vote but haven't decided how to vote
7 (3.1%)
I don't have a vote but would vote "Yes" if I did
106 (46.7%)
I don't have a vote but would vote "No" if I did
25 (11%)
I don't have a vote and haven't decided how I would vote if I did
9 (4%)

Total Members Voted: 226

Author Topic: The same-sex marriage referendum debate  (Read 149673 times)

Hardy

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Re: The same-sex marriage referendum debate
« Reply #2400 on: November 16, 2017, 09:23:10 AM »
Broken down by age and sex - supply your own punchline.
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Re: The same-sex marriage referendum debate
« Reply #2401 on: November 16, 2017, 09:49:29 AM »
Australia vote Yes

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7,817,247 people - or 61.6 per cent - voted 'yes'.

4,873,987 people - or 38.4 per cent - voted 'no'.

Kind of, it wasn't a vote, or a referendum per se. It was a postal survey of the electorate.

It still needs legislation to pass, and a Prime Minister hanging by his fingertips because of another issue (that you really couldn't make up).

Great scenes of joy throughout the country, hopefully nothing gets in the way of this passing through.

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Re: The same-sex marriage referendum debate
« Reply #2402 on: November 16, 2017, 10:03:48 AM »
For all our flaws our referendum system is a good way of dealing with societal changes like marriage and abortion. Australia like the US and other places could have passed the laws without consulting the electorate. In that sense it infuriated both sides for differing reasons, whereas we never have that issue.

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Re: The same-sex marriage referendum debate
« Reply #2403 on: November 16, 2017, 11:03:59 AM »
A lot of people very hot under collars about that amendment we passed back round 1973 or so.
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