The ‘yes’ vote in the marriage equality postal vote confirms that the Australian community supports marriage equality. The survey result also sends the message to LGBTQI+ young people, adults and families that they are accepted in Australian society, that their love, relationships and families are valid and that they belong. Beyond the celebration, many LGBTQI+…
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