A new poll finds record-high support
for marriage equality in Australia.
According to a Crosby Textor poll
commissioned by Australian Marriage Equality, 72 percent of
Australians support allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry and 77
percent believe Coalition MPs should be allowed to vote as they
choose on the issue. Only 1 in 5 Australians (21%) oppose marriage
Support is lowest among those over 65
(48%), pollsters reported.
“With Australians across all key
demographics supporting marriage equality in record numbers, it's
fair to say the public has made up its mind, the community debate has
been won, and it's time for politicians to act,” said
Rodney Croome, national director for Australian Marriage
The poll comes a day after New South
Wales Senator David Leyonhjelm, who represents the Liberal Democratic
Party, announced a new effort to amend Australia's federal marriage
Senator David Leyonhjelm announces marriage equality bill.)
A Nielsen poll released last August
found support at 65 percent.