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The SSM Postal Vote



facts:

  • Australia already has same-sex unions (civil unions in QLD, & de facto unions in the rest of the states) under federal law. However, each state/territory is entitled to create their own laws with respect to same-sex relationship registers & partnership schemes.

  • 63% of Australians think same-sex marriage should be legalised, with a further 12% being undecided. Moreover, there is evidence showing that the mainstream views of both sides of politics believe that marriage equality in Australia is inevitable.

issue:

Should marriage equality

be decided on a Postal Vote?



sources:

  1. ABC, Same-sex marriage plebiscite campaign spend could be upwards of $60 million

  2. ABC, Same-sex marriage postal plebiscite 'such a waste of money': Bill Shorten

  3. Huffington Post, A Postal Plebiscite on Same-Sex Marriage Is A Terrible Idea

  4. news.com.au, ‘Vile’ preview of what’s to come as gay marriage opponents prepare plebiscite campaigns']; ABC, Same-sex marriage advocates say anti-LGBTI poster in Melbourne inaccurate, distressing

  5. SMH, Same-sex marriage: there is one good thing about the postal plebiscite

  6. Australian Marriage Equality, Fact Sheet

  7. The Daily Telegraph, Politicians of all stripes have made a hash of marriage equality

  8. The Spectator, In defense of the same-sex marriage plebiscite (or the next best option)

  9. SMH, Same-sex marriage: there is one good thing about the postal plebiscite

  10. SMH, Same-sex marriage: going postal the best solution for plebiscite


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