Big ‘yes’ vote in Corangamite


Corangamite voters returned a 71.6 per cent ’yes’ vote to the same-sex marriage survey.
That figure was well above the national average of 61.6 per cent.
Federal Corangamite MP Sarah Henderson welcomed the result.
“This is a decisive result,” she said in a statement.
“I look forward to supporting a Private Member’s Bill to change the Marriage Act to allow same-sex couples to marry, which I expect will be introduced into the House of Representatives in the next sitting week.
“It is imperative that the Bill includes strong protections for religious institutions. As the definition of civil marriage changes, religious freedom is paramount. Religious institutions must be able to continue to adhere to their beliefs.
“That said, the Bill must not allow discrimination against same-sex couples including in relation to the provision of commercial services.”