Australian Marriage Equality (AME) today welcomed the latest Fairfax-Ipsos poll showing 70% of Australians support marriage equality.

The Fairfax-Ipsos poll released today shows a clear majority of Australians across every political party support equal access to civil marriage for lesbian and gay people. The poll shows 58% of Coalition voters, 79% of Labor and 97% of Greens back marriage equality.

“It’s clear from this poll and other recent polls that the Australian people firmly accept that gay and lesbian people should be afforded the same respect and legal status that is available to the rest of society”, Australian Marriage Equality, National Spokesperson, Dr Shirleene Robinson said.

“The support levels right across the political spectrum is wonderfully encouraging and shows that marriage equality is an issue that transcends party politics.

“Marriage equality is a simple issue of fairness for all. All Australians should be treated equally under the law and that includes being able to marry the person they love.

“This issue is about members of our families, our friends, neighbours and workmates. They should be able to have the same aspirations and opportunities in life as everyone else”, Dr Robinson concluded.

Australian Marriage Equality developed its ‘Vote for Equality’ site to enable everyone to be informed about where their candidate sits on marriage equality and continue to ask every Australian to visit the site before voting today.

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