SSM: young males lost in the post
Well the same sex marriage results are in with the predicted resounding win for ‘yes’. I’m sure there will be more than enough media commentary for any sane person so will just focus on the response rate where Leichhardt came in last in Queensland.
The bottom four response rates are all the NQ electorates. There was nothing unusual about the result in Leichhardt which was about average at 63.4% yes versus 60.7% for Queensland. Kennedy was one of only a few to vote against with just 46.7% in favour.
The lower response rates came in the younger demographics and particularly males:
All that now needs to be resolved apparently is how to deal with the rights of homophobic bakers and florists *insert irony font here*.
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