Australians Vote to Support Marriage Equality

15.11.2017 - Democracy Now!

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Australians Vote to Support Marriage Equality
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Australians have decisively voted in favor of marriage equality, prompting Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to call on Parliament to pass a bill legalizing all marriages countrywide by the end of the year.

Nearly 80 percent of Australians voted in the nonbinding national postal survey, with nearly two-thirds approving of marriage equality. The outcome sparked celebrations in cities across Australia. This is Sydney City Councillor Christine Forster.

Councillor Christine Forster: “Yeah, it’s been a really special moment, and it’s a seminal moment, I think, for Australia. It’s the point in our history where we have said, ‘We vote resoundingly for a better, fairer, more equal country.’ And that is so special. You can’t put a price on that.”

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