'Very sad' day for No voter after 'wrong' marriage vote
"ACTIONS have consequences."
Those were the words of warning Coast man Bob Buick said after the same sex marriage postal survey results were revealed.
Mr Buick was a strong no-voter from the start and said the 'yes' result would cause serious societal problems.
"With anything that goes through parliament, and is voted on, there is unforeseen consequences," he said.
"I have a very strong feeling there will be a huge reaction to this on both a human rights and religious level, but what that could be you just don't know.
"I have a very sad feeling in my heart for the future of Australia."
The 77-year-old said the survey results showed his age demographic was becoming "irrelevant".
"That's what happen when you age, it's wrong," he said.
"You see the results - two thirds vote yes and one third votes no - does the opinions of that one third mean nothing?" he said.
"Suddenly, that one third is irrelevant, we are irrelevant to the public opinion.
Married himself, the Mountain Creek resident said he believed marriage - across all nationalities countries and cultures - was the approval of a man and woman "living together and having kids".
"There are limitations in a same-sex marriage," he said.
"Instead of all this angst, the plebiscite and the vote - why couldn't the government come up with some other method, another framework that would suit those in de-facto same-sex relationships?
"I have no problems with homosexuals - a word that is no longer socially accepted I have been told - but I do have a problem with the demand of marriage."
Mr Buick said he supported the legislation behind Liberal Senator James Paterson's bill, which could be tabled in parliament alongside a rival bill.
"Patterson's bill gives far more freedom and protection to people than Senator Dean Smith's bill," he said.