PEOPLE started to receive the Australian marriage law survey in the post during the past week.
The Wimmera Mail-Times asked Wimmera residents about their stance on same-sex marriage.
Laura Bald said she supports same-sex marriage.
“Love is love. Whether you’re gay. bisexual anything you must vote,” she said. “We must show that everyone is equal.”
Katelyn Tepper said there was too much hatred in the world and we need more love. She said her brother was gay and he should have the same rights as she does.
Norma Plunkett said she received the postal survey, but she was undecided as to how she would vote. She said she wants to read more about the issue before deciding, which way she wanted to vote.
The Wimmera Mail-Times also asked students from Edenhope College and Balmoral Community College on their stance on same-sex marriage.
The year 12 students shared similar perspectives in that same-sex marriage should be legalised.
Edenhope College student Daniella Gajic said she supported same-sex marriage.
“Why should only heterosexual people be allowed a union?” she said. “Love is love.”
Balmoral Community College student Isobel Davis said she believed in same-sex marriage because all people should have the same rights.
“If I am allowed to get married, then everyone else should be allowed,” she said.
“They are not any different and whoever you love, you love.” Edenhope College student Tiffany Cardnell said denying same-sex couples the right to marry has created an inequality.
“Two people who love each other should be able to get married,” she said.
Edenhope College students Abby Wall, Callum Grigg and Jack Wall agreed it should be legalised.