Parkes electorate votes yes in same sex marriage postal vote

Australia, New South Wales, and the Parkes electorate have all voted yes in the Same Sex Marriage Postal Survey.

The results of the survey were released at 10am today, with 61.6 per cent of votes ‘YES’.

In NSW the result was closer, with 57.8 per cent of people who returned their survey voting ‘YES’.

Closer to home, the Parkes electorate results were closer, with 52.7 per cent of people voting ‘YES’.

Reactions to the same sex marriage survey results were mixed in Moree.

A number of older residents were not impressed with the result, a number citing religious reasons, although many refused to comment.

George Boland said it was a disaster for the country.

"I don't believe we've reached the end of it yet," he said.

"There's so much more to come. If it was a no vote it'd be simple but the yes vote is going to go on for a long long time. I'm disappointed."

Meanwhile, an equilavent number of people were happy with the result, again, many didn't want to comment.

Leah Hancock said she was overjoyed with the result.

"It's a basic human right and everyone should be given the right to marry who they love, no matter their sexual orientation," she said.

"It should have never been a vote but it's there and the Australian public have spoken and it's just wonderful. I'm so happy for everyone to be given the right to marry who they love."

Christine Plum also voted yes and was pleased with the result.

"I'm happy about it, it's what I expected," she said.

Some people approached today said they didn’t get to vote as they never received the survey.


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