The public have spoken and it is a resounding vote in favour of same sex marriage in Australia.
The key stats are:
- 12.7 million voted or 79.5% of the electorate
- 61.6% voted yes to changing the law to allow same sex couples to marry and 38.4% no
- All eight states and territories votes yes
- 133 out of 150 electorates voted yes
The yes vote in each state was:
- ACT 74.0%
- Victoria 64.9%
- Western Australia 63.7%
- Tasmania 63.6%
- South Australia 62.5%
- Queensland 60.7%
- NT 60.6%
- NSW 57.8%
The electorate most against was Blaxland that was only 26.1% yes and most in favour was Melbourne with 83.7% yes. Blaxland is actually a safe Labor seat (used to be Paul Keating’s).