Marriage equality supported by Eurobodalla voters

 Narooma resident Jeffrey Scales, pictured at Club Narooma on Wednesday, thought the marriage equality vote would be closer.

Narooma resident Jeffrey Scales, pictured at Club Narooma on Wednesday, thought the marriage equality vote would be closer.

Voters in the Eurobodalla electorates of Eden-Monaro and Gilmore have followed the national trend and voted “Yes” for marriage equality in the national postal survey.

Voters in the Eurobodalla electorates of Eden-Monaro and Gilmore have followed the national trend and voted “yes” for marriage equality in the national survey.

Voters in the Eurobodalla electorates of Eden-Monaro and Gilmore have followed the national trend and voted “yes” for marriage equality in the national survey.

Eden-Monaro ‘yes’ voters were slightly higher than the national result of 61.6 per cent, with 64.9 per cent saying ‘yes, while Gilmore voters were on par, with 62 per cent voting ‘yes’.

Of the eligible Australians who expressed a view on this question, the majority indicated that the law should be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry, with 7,817,247 (61.6 per cent) responding ‘yes’ and 4,873,987 (38.4 per cent) responding ‘no’. Nearly eight-out-of-10 eligible Australians (79.5 per cent) expressed their view.

All states and territories recorded a majority ‘yes’ response and 133 of the 150 Federal Electoral Divisions recorded a majority ‘yes’ response, and 17 of the 150 Federal Electoral Divisions recorded a majority ‘no’ response. Responding on Wednesday, Narooma resident Jeffrey Scales said: “I was a bit surprised with the result – I thought it would be closer.”

“I suppose it was always going to go through. Well and good for them all, and may life carry on”.