Thursday, 22 June 2017

It's been 10 years of Australian majority wanting gay marriage


Whilst we continue to wait for Turnbull to stand up to his back bench that's holding the entire country to ransom of their outdated notions, yesterday was the ten year anniversary of the main stream media announcing majority support by Australians for marriage equality.

Nothing has changed in those ten years. Poll after poll has shown more and more support for gay people to be married. How out of touch can the Lieberal party be to ignore that in favour of their own religious beliefs? They're supposed to be there to serve the people, not shove their religion down our throats.

Gay marriage now has majority support in Australia, according to new research findings that suggest a huge shift in mainstream opinion.

 Nearly three in four people say they want gay couples to have the same legal rights as de facto heterosexual partners in areas such as health care and superannuation.

 In 2004, both major parties rushed to declare their support for outlawing gay marriage.

 The findings will put pressure on the Federal Government as it considers a report from the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission urging greater equality for same-sex couples.

 A Galaxy poll, commissioned by the progressive political movement GetUp! and obtained by The Age, surveyed 1100 people last weekend.

 It found that 57 per cent of Australians agreed that gay couples should be allowed to get married, with 37 per cent opposed.

 The poll suggests a 20-point jump in support since 2004, when Newspoll found 38 per cent in favour and 44 per cent against. The Age 2007