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Australia Votes 'Yes' To Same-Sex Marriage In Landmark Step Towards Equality

A majority of Australians have voted in support of same-sex marriage after a lengthy and often ugly debate.

After weeks of campaigning, months of planning and years debate, the results of the controversial three-month-long postal survey revealed 61.6 per cent of people voted ‘yes’ and 38.4 per cent ‘no’.

The question asked simply: “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?”

However, the poll, carried out by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, is not legally binding and voluntary, which is not typical in the country.

While it is purely a guide for...

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Published By: huffingtonpost - Tuesday, 14 November