A study done by Melbourne Ports Residents for Marriage Equality (MPRME) has revealed that globally, there are now 607 million people living in jurisdictions with full marriage equality.
The repeal of DOMA in California last week pushed the number of people living in regions with marriage equality above 600 million. That’s 8.6% of the world’s population.
“What this shows it that marriage equality is not just a temporary fad,” said MPRME spokesperson Tony Pitman. “It’s a wave of equality that’s sweeping the globe. It’s a fundamental human rights reform that’s an inevitable part of social progress. It’s clearly inevitable here in Australia as well. Any Australian politician who says that this is an issue that will just go away is either seriously deluded or lying.”