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same-sex marriage postal survey


An Anglican rector has blasted the decision of his church’s Sydney diocese to donate $1m to the postal survey “no” campaign in a passionate open letter. Archbishop Glenn Davies (pictured) announced the donation on Monday, telling the church that “removing gender from the marriage construct” would have “irreparable consequences” for society. “I believe that a …

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The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has announced that an estimated 10 million Australians have returned their same-sex marriage postal survey forms. The ABS announced that of the 16 million same-sex marriage postal survey forms sent out to eligible voters, by last Friday an estimated 10.0 million (62.5 per cent) survey forms – an increase …

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A gay Sydney man who was viciously attacked by a man hurling homophobic slurs has written about his frustration that his attacker is able to vote in the “degrading” same-sex marriage postal survey. In an emotional post on Facebook that’s been shared more than 4,500 times, Josh Smith (pictured) recounted the “completely unprovoked” attack that …

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The Sydney Anglican diocese has made a $1 million donation to the “no” campaign in the same-sex marriage postal survey. On Monday, Archbishop Glenn Davies (pictured) announced the donation, made a month ago, in an address to the 51st synod of the diocese of Sydney. He told the church that “removing gender from the marriage …

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Harry Potter actress Miriam Margolyes is one of several people appearing in a new advertisement motivating the hundreds of thousands of Aussie expats who are eligible for the same-sex marriage postal survey. The ad urges the estimated 200,000 Australians living and working in the United Kingdom to take part in the vote. Australian actor Doug …

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Marriage equality campaigners have criticised a “divisive” new advertisement trying to cast marriage equality supporters as intolerant by citing abusive social media comments. The new ad displays screenshots of abuse on social media from people it alleges are marriage equality supporters who have called opponents “homophobic maggots”, “bigots” and expressed hope that “someone kicks your …

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