Australia says YES: Historic decision for same-sex marriage in Australia Featured

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:00 Written by  Published in Australia News
Australia says YES: Historic decision for same-sex marriage in Australia reuters

There was a response rate of 79.5 per cent or more than 12.7 million people.

 

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

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

 

133 of the 150 federal electorates returned 'yes' votes.

NSW returned the lowest 'yes' vote - 57.7 per cent - while the ACT returned the highest 'yes' vote - 74 per cent.

64.9 per cent of Victorians voted 'yes' and 60.7 per cent fo Queenslanders voted 'yes'. 

 

Each state and territory returned clear votes in support of changing the Marriage Act. 

Meanwhile the government has rejected one Liberal Senator's same sex marriage bill for another one, possibly delaying achieving marriage equality this year.

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