Victorian same-sex marriage activists Equal Love have welcomed a marriage poll, commissioned by Australian Marriage Equality, showing 75 percent of Australians believe same-sex marriage is “inevitable”.

Equal Love convenor Ali Hogg said the resul

ts were encouraging, and called on Prime Minister Julia Gillard to take notice.

“I am very pleased with these results and I think it shows that the majority of Australians are well ahead of politicians on this issue,” Hogg said.

“Three out of four people rightly expect equality to be enshrined in Australian law — why doesn’t Gillard?
“It’s time the government took a lead from the people.”

Hogg said although she is pleased support is evident, she urged the community not to become complacent.

“While it’s great that the majority of Australians not only support marriage equality but expect it, we cannot sit back and rely on the politicians to change the Marriage Act without each and every one of us doing what we can to make sure it happens.

“Marriage supporters need to keep speaking out and rallying until the marriage ban is repealed, and state-sanctioned discrimination abolished.”

Equal Love will hold a rally on August 13 at the State Library to protest against the same-sex marriage ban.

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