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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