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Australia: same sex marriage and religious adherence

In Australia, supporters of same sex marriage (SSM) continue to celebrate the result of the postal survey taken during the months of September and October.

Professor Peter Riddell, Vice Principal Academic at Melbourne School of Theology and Senior Fellow of Kairos Journal.

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Around 62% of Australian voters answered yes to the simple question: ‘Should the law be changed to allow same sex couples to marry?’ Press coverage of this result has generally taken the line that the Australian people have overwhelmingly supported SSM.