New poll shows support for marriage equality at all time high


Support for marriage equality has reached 70% according to the latest Fairfax-Ipsos poll. The survey has revealed that regardless of political affiliation supporters of all major party’s are in favour of change.

The poll released today shows a clear majority of Australians across every political party support equal access to civil marriage for lesbian and gay people. The poll shows 58% of Coalition voters, 79% of Labor and 97% of Greens back marriage equality.

Australian Marriage Equality has welcomed the results. National spokesperson Dr Shirleene Robinson said society was clearly showing that change is supported.

“It’s clear from this poll and other recent polls that the Australian people firmly accept that gay and lesbian people should be afforded the same respect and legal status that is available to the rest of society”, Dr Robinson said.

“The support levels right across the political spectrum is wonderfully encouraging and shows that marriage equality is an issue that transcends party politics.

“Marriage equality is a simple issue of fairness for all. All Australians should be treated equally under the law and that includes being able to marry the person they love.

“This issue is about members of our families, our friends, neighbours and workmates. They should be able to have the same aspirations and opportunities in life as everyone else”, Dr Robinson said.

Australian Marriage Equality developed its ‘Vote for Equality’ site to enable everyone to be informed about where their candidate sits on marriage equality and continue to ask every Australian to visit the site before voting today.

OIP Staff

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