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Australians decisively vote 'yes' for same-sex marriage

Australians decisively vote 'yes' for same-sex marriage

The Australian Bureau of Statistics said, the non-binding postal vote showed 61.6 per cent of people favour allowing same-sex couples to Wednesday. LGBTI Australians and their supporters celebrated well into the night after the survey results were released, finally ending a divisive three-month campaign. Around three-quarters of the electorate - more than 12.6 million people - took part.

The postal vote saw an overwhelming result in favour of marriage equality.

"This means everything, this means everything", repeated Chris, fighting back tears and hugging his partner Victor at a huge rally in Sydney.

"Many Australians voted "No" because they fear a world where they won't be able to live their identity", Senator Smith said. "And now it is up to us here in the parliament of Australia to get on with it, to get on with the job the Australian people asked us to do and get this done", Turnbull said.

"They (Australians) have spoken in their millions and they have voted overwhelmingly yes for marriage equality", Turnbull told reporters in Canberra. If you're anxious about religious freedom, and freedom of speech, vote no.




A bill to change the law around marriage in Australia was introduced into the Senate on Wednesday, and will now be debated for any further amendments.

A marriage equality bill was introduced into parliament later on Wednesday.

REUTERS/Melanie Burton Members of Sydney's gay community react as they celebrate after it was announced the majority of Australians support same-sex marriage in a national survey, paving the way for legislation to make the country the 26th nation to formalise the unions by the end of the year, at a pub located on Sydney's Oxford street, Australia, November 15, 2017. "I say to all Australians, whatever your views on this issue may be, we must respect the voice of the people".

She has said the result will be a new hope for marriage equality campaigners, and called on Northern Ireland to be the next to vote in favour of marriage equality.

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