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  1. carlie says

    They should just reword all instances of polls like this to “Do you feel that people ought to be able to vote on banning other people from having basic constitutional rights?”

  2. Thomathy, now gayer and atheister says

    It’s interesting to see the issue of gay marriage arise in Australia and to compare it to the issue as it exists in the US. I thought there would be more parallels, but the Aussies are better at advertising and at compassion, if their ‘for’ commercials count for anything. I hope Australia can join Canada and South Africa as another Commonwealth country that treats everyone equally.

  3. says

    Caine, as long as the Labor Party decides tomorrow that gay marriage is not of the devil, I don’t care about these polls….One can hope.

  4. 01jack says

    I added my dozen or so votes, then started to get “error 999.”

    Yahoo, always amusing.

  5. Beatrice, anormalement indécente says

    I already posted this on TET a couple of days ago, but I’ll link it here again since it’s relevant.

    It’s time. End marriage discrimination. – link

  6. peterh says

    Don’t have to renew the browser or anything else to skew this one. It was 59/41 when I got tied of the thing. (The poll, not the underlying question.)

  7. Wishful Thinking Rules All says

    peterh says:

    Don’t have to renew the browser or anything else to skew this one.

    Heh, a poll even more useless than usual? I voted once because I am lazy. It’s already in favor of gay marriage by a decent amount. One of you computer geniuses needs to write a script to vote a few thousand times, to save everyone’s clicking fingers.

  8. says

    “One of you computer geniuses needs to write a script to vote a few thousand times, to save everyone’s clicking fingers.”

    Tried it. We’re getting the 999 error. Denied. Too many requests. My proxies are spent. Looking for more.

  9. says

    Yes! It’s Labor party platform! And Turnbull is in favour of conscience votes for the libs. This doesn’t seal the deal by any means, but there should be interesting times ahead.

  10. StevoR says

    Done. Latest figures as of now :

    *****

    Today’s Poll62295 votes since Dec 1 2011
    Do you believe same sex couples should have the right to marry?
    Yes 60% 37229 votes
    No 40% 25066 votes

    *****

    In other news Australia’s governing Labour Party has voted to change its platform to support equal marriage rights for all albeit with a conscience vote :

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-12-03/same-sex-marriage-supporters-hail-bittersweet-victory/3711044

    Come on Aussie come on, come on!

    [.. & join the 21st century for fucks sake!]

    (NB. Aussie speaking here.)