“We’re going to get it [same-sex marriage]. I think it might even be sooner than everyone thinks. And your friends in Canberra are working on that outcome.”
So said Liberal frontbencher Christopher Pyne to a group of left-leaning Liberal MPs and supporters in Sydney – comments that were recently leaked and widely reported in the media.
The blocking of the plebiscite by Labor, NXT and Greens senators has emboldened some Coalition MPs to think they can go back on an election promise to let the people decide.
But a majority of Australians want a say: Essential Report’s June poll on same-sex marriage has made this undeniably clear!
Here’s what the poll revealed:
- At least 61% of Australians want a plebiscite on marriage
- Even 57% of Labor voters want a national vote
- Only 27% of Australians think the issue should be decided by politicians