Australian Millennials Are Using Grindr & Tinder to Pass Same-Sex Marriage Vote
Australian millennials are swiping right for a good cause. In the days and weeks leading up to Australia’s historic vote on marriage equality, Tinder and Grindr users are using the platform to reach out to people about the vote, regardless of their own sexual orientation.
Though not always met with the best reception, attempts on Tinder to educate “matches” about voting requirements, when they need to be registered, and other details surrounding the vote have been largely effective (as far as education of dating apps is concerned, that is). A full spectrum of replies was expected, and received:
My friend is sending all of her Tinder matches enrol the vote messages.
It's going as well as you'd expect pic.twitter.com/0cgh5BCrvR
— Osman Faruqi (@oz_f) August 23, 2017
— Lauren Ingram 🐍 (@laureningram) August 23, 2017
Especially on an app like Grindr, where these kinds of votes directly impact the lives of LGBTQ people in Australia, many who are in support of marriage equality were appreciative of the effort.
Hey. If you are on Grindr get people to enrol! pic.twitter.com/dwkZ5nIvTo
— David Grant (@Davidg___) August 24, 2017
Voting begins on September 12 with a postal survey. If the postal survey results are in support of allowing same-sex marriage, “a successful law to legalize same-sex marriage by the end of the year, passed by the House of Representatives and Senate” will be introduced. A recent study by the University of Melbourne found 67 percent of women and 59 percent of men agreed homosexual couples should have the same marriage, employment, and parenting rights as heterosexual couples. With these promising results, people across the globe and, of course, Down Under are hoping Australia will join the list of 25 countries where same-sex marriage is legal.
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