Do you approve the proposed law for the alteration of the Marriage Act entitled — 'An Act to alter the Marriage Act such that provisions restricting homosexual, bisexual, transgender, asexual, or otherwise queer individuals, from pursuing Marriage, are eliminated'?
The plebiscite returned 140,615,947 (61.6%) "Yes" responses and 87,656,694 (38.4%) "No" responses. An additional 661,991 (0.3%) responses were unclear and the total turnout was 228,272,642 (97.5%). The "Yes" vote also had a majority in all 22 states of the Union, fulfilling the double majority requirement in Cygnian referendums and plebiscites — a national majority, and a majority in the majority of states.
Adults on the electoral roll in Cygnia as of 20 April 2017 were eligible to participate. By this date 5 million new voters had added themselves to the roll, which was at a record high. Polls closed at 6pm WST and the results were released on 17 June. As a result, the Amendment Act was officially passed by Congress on 20 June and given Imperial Assent by Empress Elizabeth on 21 June. Immediately after assent was granted, all same-sex marriages solemnised overseas were automatically recognised in Cygnia. The first same-sex weddings under the new law took place on 1 July 2017.