More Than 7 Out of 10 Now Support Marriage Equality in Australia: VIDEO

A survey conducted on behalf of Australia’s Liberal Party shows that support for same-sex marriage and for a conscience vote in the coalition government is at an all-time high.

A survey conducted on behalf of Australia’s Liberal Party shows that support for same-sex marriage and for a conscience vote in the coalition government is at an all-time high.

David Leyonhjelm

A survey conducted on behalf of Australia’s Liberal Party shows that support for same-sex marriage and for a conscience vote in the coalition government is at an all-time high, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

The poll, commissioned by Australian Marriage Equality, found that 72% of Australians want same-sex marriage legalised, while 77% think coalition MPs should be granted a conscience vote.

Marriage equality advocates are expected to now start canvassing MPs to support same-sex marriage.

The poll results come after a recent interview in which Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe confirmed that he is gay and Liberal Democratic Senator David Leyonhjelm’s call to allow MPs a free vote on same-sex marriage.   

Watch Leyonhjelm’s call in support of same-sex marriage, AFTER THE JUMP