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A Melbourne gay man has shared an emotional letter he wrote to his parents in an unsuccessful bid to convince them to vote “yes” in the same-sex postal survey. Actor Barnaby Reiter posted the letter to his Instagram explaining to his parents that they wouldn’t be invited to his future wedding if they voted “no”. …

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has announced that almost 12.3 million Australians had returned their marriage survey forms by last Friday.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has estimated that 78.5 per cent of Australians returned their same-sex marriage postal survey forms. Just hours before they stopped accepting forms, the ABS said that 12.6 million Australians had returned their forms by last Friday, or almost four out of five voters. The Equality Campaign’s Anna Brown said on …

A large majority of Australian voters don’t want same-sex couples treated differently to other couples when the Marriage Act is amended following a “yes” vote, a poll has suggested. The Galaxy Research polling, commissioned by “yes” campaigners Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), found that in the event of a successful “yes” vote …

Senator Dean Smith

Liberal senator Dean Smith has said undermining Australia’s anti-discrimination laws following the same-sex marriage postal survey would allow similar moves against other minority groups. With the announcement of the postal survey result a fortnight away, “no” campaigners have begun pushing for all “conscientious objectors” to be allowed to refuse services to same-sex couples in the …

US comedian John Oliver has taken aim at Australia’s “toxic” and “ultimately pointless” same-sex marriage postal survey in a viral segment of his talk show. Oliver, who hosts Last Week Tonight on HBO, pointed out Australia’s two-thirds support for same-sex marriage and said the parliament could simply follow the polls and legislate for the reform. …

A Liberal senator has said marriage equality could be legalised by Christmas if a “yes” vote is returned in the postal survey. Education minister Simon Birmingham (pictured, left) told Sky News the government wouldn’t delay the introduction of same-sex marriage legislation. “If the Australian people … have indicated a ‘Yes’ vote, the government will get …

Cory Bernardi

Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi has set the stage for a stoush in the parliament over religious exemptions in same-sex marriage legislation. Last week, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told News Corp that if a “yes” vote was returned in the postal survey, legislation would “sail through” the parliament and the issue would be dealt with …

Olympian Ian Thorpe has urged young people to get their completed forms in the mail by Friday to ensure they’re received by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in time to be counted. Thorpe said he was optimistic that the marriage survey would return a “yes” result and was pleased with the turnout, but wants more …

Respected Aboriginal elder Harold Hunt OAM has given his support to the marriage equality “yes” campaign. In a new video by the Equality Campaign, the 91-year-old says he’s faced discrimination as an Aboriginal man, and wants to see all Australians treated equally. “I’ve experienced racism all the way through… I was treated as different because …

QNews is excited to announce that the winners of our “Yes” Campaign video competition will be revealed in Brisbane this Saturday. During the same-sex marriage postal survey, we asked entrants to create a 30 second video on their mobile phone explaining to family and friends what a “yes” vote means to them. All entries will …

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