Monday, November 27, 2017
Australians have given same-sex marriage a resounding "yes," in a historic nationwide poll, with nearly 62 percent of registered voters approving the measure.
Although the mail-in poll is non-binding, it nonetheless ensures that Parliament will consider ensconcing the popular sentiment as law — a bill to do just that was introduced in the Senate late Wednesday after the results of the poll became known.
Australians "have spoken in their millions and they have voted overwhelmingly yes for marriage equality," Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said following the announcement of results. "They voted yes for fairness, yes for commitment, yes for love."
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