Many Australians believe gay marriage will happen

The majority of Australians believe marriage equality will become a reality, a new poll suggests. Around 75 per cent of respondents agreed it was inevitable that Australian laws would be changed to allow same-sex marriage.

“The tide of history is running towards equality and nothing can turn it back,” Australian Marriage Equality leader Alex Greenwich said in a statement.

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays spokeswoman Shelley Argent also welcomed the new poll. “Australia is ready for equality for our gay and lesbian children, so it’s now time for political leaders to act,” she said in a statement.

“This is an issue that has dogged Julia Gillard since she became prime minister,” the Australian Greens spokeswoman Sarah Hanson-Young said in a statement.

[via Shepparton News]