AUSTRALIANS have had their say and it’s a resounding yes.
Almost three months of divisive campaigning has officially come to an end, with the majority of respondents voting to allow same-sex couples to wed.
Almost 80 per cent (79.5) of eligible Australians participated in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey, with 61.6 per cent responding yes and 38.4 per cent responding no.
More than three million Victorians participated in the survey with 64.9 per cent saying yes and 35.1 per cent responding no.
The results weren’t as favourable for the yes campaign in our electorates, with 57.6 per cent of respondents in the federal division of Murray saying yes and 42.4 saying no.
Attention now turns to Canberra, where legislation will be thrashed out in hopes of same-sex marriage being legalised before parliament rises in December.
The Upper House will debate potential amendments to Senator Dean Smith’s bill to legalise same-sex marriage, with some arguing more religious protections are needed.