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Four In Five Australians Don't Want An Unequal Same-Sex Marriage Law: Poll

Four In Five Australians Don't Want An Unequal Same-Sex Marriage Law: Poll

If same-sex marriage becomes legal in Australia, almost four in five people want a law that doesn't single out gay couples with religious and conscientious exemptions, a new poll has found.The new poll comes as speculation grows over what a same-sex marriage bill should look like if Australia votes "yes" in the current postal survey, with tensions arising between opposing groups in both the government and the LGBTI community.The Galaxy poll, commissioned by PFLAG and provided to BuzzFeed News, canvassed 1,000 Australians on their views on same-sex marriage from October 26 to 30.In response to the question, "If the majority vote ‘yes’ in the postal survey, should same-sex couples be treated the same under the law compared with other couples?", 78% of respondents said yes.This fig
This Dad Covered His Ute In Marriage Equality Signs To Support His Gay Son

This Dad Covered His Ute In Marriage Equality Signs To Support His Gay Son

Geoff Thomas is a retired plumber; a Vietnam veteran; a dad of two; and grandfather of four. He lives in Abbotsbury in Sydney’s west. This is his ute: View this image › Geoff Thomas ID: 10875103 Since his son Nathan came out 12 years ago, Thomas has been a vocal advocate for same-sex marriage and other LGBTI causes.And now he’s spreading the message in an extremely Australian way: by decorating his ute.Thomas told BuzzFeed News he “grew up homophobic” and spent a lot of time in settings that were hostile to gay people.“I spent nine years in the army, I’m a Vietnam veteran, I was a plumbing contractor,”