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Australia Reacts To Same-Sex Marriage Postal Vote Decision

"If you value mutual respect: vote yes. If you want all Australians to be equal: vote yes"

Following on from the Senate’s rejection of a same-sex marriage plebiscite, the Turnbull government will move to conduct a postal vote.

Politicians and same-sex marriage advocates have argued the voluntary, non-binding vote disrespects LGBTQ citizens and is a sham. Did we mention it will cost Australians an $122 million? 

Speaking in the Senate on Wednesday, Senator Penny Wong said a public vote would expose the children of same-sex parents to “hatred”. 

Hundreds of other Australians weighed in on the current marriage equality in the country. Here’s our round up of some (of many) powerful takes on the matter. 

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If the postal vote goes ahead, you must update your electoral details NOW to be eligible to participate: https://check.aec.gov.au/. Australians have until August 24 to update their electoral details. 

RELATED: Senator Penny Wong Slams Marriage Plebiscite In Powerful Senate Speech

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