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Is CQ on track to vote 'no' in Same-Sex Marriage survey?

16 September 2017

Australia are holding a referendum on whether to legalise same-sex marriage, although the results from that are not legally-binding. We are both going on holidays but only one shall return.

"We're all very supported of the "yes" campaign and this is the approach we've taken".

All Australian citizens are legally required to participate in referendums with the country now readying itself for a non-binding vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legalised.

This postal vote won't change the law.

Meanwhile, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) - the government department in charge of handling the survey - said people shining torches through envelopes was not a security issue.

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He said Australians were "absolutely able" to conduct the debate respectfully.

I will be voting "no" in the upcoming postal vote on same-sex marriage.

Critics of the government's approach have argued that the public should see how these rights would be protected in proposed legislation before they decide whether gay marriage should go ahead.

Former prime minister Tony Abbott - the original architect of the plebiscite and a prominent voice on the "no" side - derided Mr Shorten's promise as "elitist bullying".

Political scientist Shaun Ratcliff said there was a clear national-wide statistical trend towards larger population centres being more supportive of the marriage equality cause.

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Last year, the ABC's Vote Compass asked Australians if they agreed or disagreed with the statement: Marriage should only be between man and a woman.

Doodled survey papers will still be counted as a formal vote, as long as they have a readable "yes" or "no" vote, according to an article by Buzzfeed. "And I think parental rights should be respected".

Coalition for Marriage spokesman Lyle Shelton, who ordinarily runs the Australian Christian Lobby, said his campaign would focus on religious freedom and what kids were taught in schools.

It is not the first time Court has weighed into the issue of same-sex marriage.

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Is CQ on track to vote 'no' in Same-Sex Marriage survey?