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Daily Mail Australia readers vote yes in plebiscite

The majority of Daily Mail Australia readers will vote ‘yes’ in the upcoming same-sex marriage plebiscite.

We created a Facebook poll on Tuesday to decipher which way punters were planning to sway in the impending postal vote and an overwhelming 4,565 people gave their opinion.

A whopping 2,671 people ‘liked’ the post, signalling a yes vote, and 629 people chose the ‘angry’ emoji which signalled a no vote.

A whopping 2,671 people ‘liked’ the post, signalling a yes vote, and 629 people chose the ‘angry’ emoji which signalled a no vote

Commenters also had the option to ‘not vote’ by selecting the ‘sad’ emoji which was picked by a further 145 people.

On top of those statistics a further 15 people gave the post a ‘heart’, 22 people elected for a ‘haha’ and 13 chose a ‘wow’.

There were 1,049 comments below the post arguing about why they had chosen to vote yes or no.

On top of those statistics a further 15 people gave the post a 'heart', 22 people elected a 'haha' and 13 chose a 'wow'

On top of those statistics a further 15 people gave the post a ‘heart’, 22 people elected a ‘haha’ and 13 chose a ‘wow’

There were 1,049 comments below the post arguing about why they had chosen to vote yes or no

There were 1,049 comments below the post arguing about why they had chosen to vote yes or no

Another 'no' voter said their reasoning stems from the 'normal' order of things

Another ‘no’ voter said their reasoning stems from the ‘normal’ order of things

‘I would vote HELL NO! Marriage is between a man and a woman! It’s in the Bible. God made a man and a woman to create a family, not two queers!’ one woman wrote. She received a mixed-emoji response from 286 people.

‘I’m sick of hearing about religion having there opinion on this subject. Why should an invisible d*** in the sky dictate to people of the world what you can and can’t do,’ wrote another.

‘Gay marriage will not affect me in any way but I choose for people to be happy. It’s about time the government just pass this and let everyone go about their daily life.’

There have already been a number of rallies across Australia in support of same-sex marriage, including one in Sydney over the weekend that drew crowds of 15,000

There have already been a number of rallies across Australia in support of same-sex marriage, including one in Sydney over the weekend that drew crowds of 15,000

Another ‘no’ voter said their reasoning stems from the ‘normal’ order of things.

‘I will say NO to keep the kids right to have healthy normal parents where everyone (mum and dad) has a different duty of care towards their children. Not sure what twisted ways will make a non reproductive marriage get kids and keep them healthy,’ one man said.

‘All those going on about religion better get their stones ready as there’s heaps of people having sex out of wedlock and the bible states they should be stoned to death. 

'All those going on about religion better get their stones ready as there's heaps of people having sex out of wedlock and the bible states they should be stoned to death,' one person wrote

‘All those going on about religion better get their stones ready as there’s heaps of people having sex out of wedlock and the bible states they should be stoned to death,’ one person wrote

‘Oh and don’t forget the slaves and no working on the Sabbath. So many things… it’s going to become a slaughter house,’ a lady wrote in response to the ‘no’ selectors.

There have already been a number of rallies across Australia in support of same-sex marriage, including one in Sydney over the weekend that drew crowds of 15,000.

On the flip-side there have also been a number of pamplets dropped into unsuspecting voters mailboxes surrounding the ‘risks’ of changing the marriage act.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics began issuing the survey on Tuesday with more than 16 million Aussies expected to receive the letter in the coming days.

All Australians should receive their forms by September 25, the ABS said, and people should mail it back no later than October 27. Surveys will not be counted if they arrive after November 7, and the result will be announced on November 15. 

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