Australian same-sex marriage debate heats up

To have your say in the postal survey on same-sex marriage, you must be correctly enrolled to vote by midnight on August 24.

Meghan learned about the unauthorised use of her likeness on Wednesday (23Aug17) and took to Twitter to slam the anti-LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) campaigners for promoting a stance she doesn't share.

Australia is one of the few developed nations which has yet to legalize same-sex marriage despite a Newspoll on Monday, conducted for The Australian newspaper, showing it is supported by 63 percent of the population.

And of course celebrities are weighing in too, with many big names speaking out in favor of marriage equality, both in recent days and over the past year.

Thursday is the last day for Australians to register with the Australian Electoral Commission and ensure their details are up-to-date. With an influx of young voters onto the roll, presumably overwhelmingly so they can vote "yes", they'll also be able to vote in the next federal election.

The game was created by Agency, a creative studio for social change, to keep the marriage equality vote at the forefront of peoples minds in the three weeks we have left until Australians receive their postal ballots.

As a vote on marriage equality in Australia approaches, Facebook groups have popped up to advocate for each side.

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"Many in the Australian Chinese community are extremely concerned about the potential impact same-sex marriage will have on parents' rights and freedom of speech", Ms. Lai said.

The Melbourne-based sex worker is looking to be married, especially as a civil union "we do not have as many rights as those in a heterosexual marriage".

"We're seeing this really distressing imagery and language vilification of L.G.T.B.I. people", she said.

The surveys are set to be mailed to registered voters on September 12, with the results to be released on November 15. "Aussies are some of the most beautifully free spirited and open minded people I've ever gotten the chance to meet!"

Chris Hemsworth has taken to Instagram to share his thoughts on the upcoming postal plebiscite on same-sex marriage.

Openly gay television host Ellen Degeneres wrote 'Australia, I love you.

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