Australia has said “yes” to legalizing same-sex marriage after a controversial two-month long national postal survey.
Results released early on Wednesday morning revealed 61% of the population voted to allow same-sex marriage.
It is the beginning of the end for a long-running campaign to allow marriage equality in Australia, something already legal in the majority of English-speaking countries worldwide.
But even ahead of the release of the results, conservative politicians inside the Australian parliament were preparing for a fight over how marriage equality would be legalized.
The people of Australia have spoken and I intend to make their wish the law of the land by Christmas. This is an overwhelming call for marriage equality. pic.twitter.com/PWZbH5H71r
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