This is what the future of same-sex marriage currently looks like, a simple non-binding survey from released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
The survey asks “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?” with two tick box options Yes and No.
Tomorrow, the ABS will begin sending this nationwide survey at a cost of $122 million.
The first batch of forms will be sent to remote locations of the country. The ABS has advised that all Australians should receive their forms by September 25, and people should mail it back no later than October 27.
Australian Marriage Equality took to social media explaining:
“We need at least 5 million Australians to #VoteYes and that will take each of us to make sure it happens. Together, let’s get it done.”
Last week, an Australian voter offered to sell their survey at a starting price of $1,500 on eBay. The ABC reported that the seller said they had no desire to fill out the form and would donate some of the money to charity.
An eBay spokeswoman confirmed the listing had been removed.
“eBay has active processes in place to filter for issues like this”.