45,000 Australians Submit Public Comments Supporting Marriage Equality | More than 45,000 Australians have submitted public comments in favor of a same-sex marriage bill, according to the group Australian Marriage Equality (AME). An Australian Senate committee is examining the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2012 and was accepting public comments on the law until today’s deadline. AME, which allowed people to make submissions through their website, claimed that more comments were submitted in favor of this bill than for any other in the history of parliamentary inquiries. According to the Australian Parliament’s website, 54 percent of the people who filed a comment said they supported the bill, while 45 percent were opposed. The Senate committee is expected to report to the full Parliament on June 18.