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Conservative politicians in Australia push the ‘outsider politics’ theory to bring disenchanted voters back into the tent. Regi Varghese/AAP

Same-sex marriage results crush the idea that Australian voters crave conservatism

The 'yes' vote disproves that the rise of the minor party vote is the result of a cultural backlash from people who reject the progressive agenda, including the expansion of rights for minorities.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics’s Chief statistician David Kalisch announcing the result of the same-sex marriage postal survey. AAP Image/Lukas Coch

What the numbers say (and don’t say) in the same-sex marriage survey

Not everyone who could vote did vote in the voluntary postal vote on same-sex marriage. So what can we draw from the result if only four out of five eligible Australians took part?
It’s important to speak to your kids about the same-sex marriage debate, but how much and what will depend on their age and level of interest. Shutterstock

How to talk to your kids about today’s same-sex marriage postal survey result

Australia voted Yes to legalising same-sex marriage today, and it's more important than ever to talk to your children about same-sex marriage and relationships.
Members of the original 1978 Sydney Mardi Gras in 2008. Older gays and lesbians grew up in more radical times, and some don’t support same-sex marriage. AAP Image/Jane Dempster

Gay rebels: why some older homosexual men don’t support same-sex marriage

When it comes to same-sex marriage, there's a big gap in support between old and young gay men. Older gay men often see marriage as conservative, and fear marriage will create a "gold standard" for gay relationships.

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