Australia did it.
The country has decidedly voted yes to marriage equality in its voluntary postal survey. Results were handed down by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday — Australians voted 61.6 percent in favor of marriage equality, giving the government a mandate to allow LGBTQI couples to marry. The nation’s parliament will now be under enormous pressure to pass a bill legalising that right.
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It’s been a difficult, stressful period for many in the LGBTQI community in Australia, and the result comes as great relief. An unnecessary relief, due to the expense and legally non-binding nature of the survey, but relief nonetheless. Read more…
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