Australia votes yes to marriage equality and everyone is thrilled


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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