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Postal survey returns YES result

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November 15, 2017

Australians have given same-sex marriage their approval with a 61.6 per cent 'yes' vote in a voluntary survey.

Murray electorate

YES votes - 48,205 (57.6 per cent)

NO votes - 35,452 (42.4 per cent)

Victoria

YES votes – 2,145,629 (64.9 per cent)

NO votes – 1,161,098 (35.1 per cent)

Key quotes:

"The Australian people have spoken in their millions and they have voted overwhelmingly 'yes' for marriage equality. Now it is our job to deliver it." - Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

"Today we celebrate, tomorrow we legislate." - Opposition Leader Bill Shorten

"This is a great result not just for the people standing here, not just those communities who have experienced discrimination, but for young people, future generations, who now no longer have to walk in a society that says to them that their love is different to the love that other people experience." - Greens leader Richard Di Natale

"Thank you for standing up for fairness. Thank you for standing up for quality. Thank you for standing up for gay and lesbian Australians, the LGBTQI community everywhere. Thank you for standing up for my family." - Labor Senator Penny Wong

"I regret the decision of my fellow Australians, but the way our system works, you've got to respect it." - Conservative Liberal Senator Eric Abetz

"Unfortunately we weren't able to get over the line but I want to thank all the people in this room and all the people around Australia who got behind the campaign that says it's OK to say no." - Coalition for Marriage spokesman Lyle Shelton

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