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Majority of Australians Favor ‘Same-Sex’ Marriage, Survey Results Show

On November 15, 62 percent of Australia’s registered voters said yes to same-sex “marriage” on the non-binding, nationwide mail-in survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

While liberals touted it a victory for “love,” the Australian founder of Answers in Genesis, Ken Ham, said, “Australians didn’t vote ‘yes for love’ as the Prime Minister claims. They voted ‘yes’ for sin, ‘yes’ for darkness, ‘yes’ for man’s word over God’s Word, ‘yes’ for a perversion of the only true marriage that God invented—one man, for one woman.”

After the survey results were released, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull seemed intent to have same-sex “marriage” legalized by Christmas, but not without pushback from the conservative party, which is concerned about religious liberty exemptions for those in wedding businesses.

“If a ‘yes’ vote is returned,” said Lyle Shelton, a spokesman for Australia’s Coalition for Marriage, “we will do what we can to guard against restrictions on freedom of speech and freedom of religion, to defend parents’ rights, and to protect Australian kids from being exposed to radical LGBTIQ sex and gender education in the classrooms. We promise our supporters that no matter the result, we will continue to work to defend Australian families.”

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Australian Senator Says No to Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ on Postal Survey

Despite pressures from her colleagues, Australian Labor Sen. Helen Polley of Tasmania has decided to vote against legalizing same-sex “marriage” in Australia’s nationwide postal survey. “This is a very personal, very much a conscience vote, and my Christian belief and my faith tell me one thing,” she explained.

Pressures are great not just for Polley but for regular Christian citizens in the country who fear being labeled as bigots or losing their jobs by discussing their views on marriage. Australia’s conservative Coalition for Marriage recognizes the legitimacy of these concerns and hopes to encourage bravery on the part of the faith community.

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Australia and the Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Survey

Instead of putting it up for an official vote in Parliament or holding a referendum, the government of Australia is going to the public on the issue of same-sex “marriage” through a nonbinding, non-compulsory postal mail survey. The “vote” done by a mailed survey might not be legal or constitutional and it will cost about $100 million, but some are hoping the information gleaned can be used to sway an official parliamentary vote in the near future.

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