Stop the votes, say gays

MOST gay Australians do not support a plebiscite on marriage equality.

A survey by Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays of 5500 gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender and intersex people shows 85% want the Federal Government to put the issue to Parliament instead of rolling out a public vote.

PFLAG national spokeswoman Shelley Argent said when respondents were asked what advocacy groups should focus on, 78.3% wanted them to "work for a successful vote in parliament".

"The missing voice in the plebiscite debate has been the LGBTIQ community," Ms Argent said.

"Now they have spoken and emphatically said no to a plebiscite under any circumstances."

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has indicated the poll may not happen until next year.

PricewaterhouseCoopers believes the poll would cost more than $525 million.

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