Sunday, 21 November 2010

Most Australians Support 'Gay Marriage'

The Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gilliard is clinging to power by her fingernails - weakened by the recent general election following the decision of the governing Labor Party to overthrow its previous PM (and now Foreign Minister) Kevin Rudd. Among the pressures facing Gillard are increasing calls to legislate for same-sex marriage, seen by Labor party supporters as the sort of issue their party ought to be pursuing. The Sydney Morning Herlad published a poll today showing that most Australians now support the legal recognition of gay marriage by 57 per cent to 37 against.

The paper also goes on to explore the political advantage for Gillard in pursuing this policy. Check out the full story here.

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