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Australians back same-sex marriage at polls; Parliament plans December vote

Australians have voted in support of legalizing same-sex marriage in a postal survey, paving the way for Parliament to take up the matter next month. If the proposal passes, Australia would be the 26th nation to formalize same-sex marriage.

Around 62 percent of registered voters in Australia expressed support for same-sex marriage, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said Wednesday.

The country’s Conservative government said that in the event of a successful non-binding voluntary postal survey, a bill legislating marriage equality would be considered in the final two-week session of the Parliament – set to end its current session Dec. 7.

Had voters rejected the plan, the issue would have been kept off Parliament’s agenda, possibly for years to come.

Read more at Fox News – http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/11/15/australians-back-same-sex-marriage-at-polls-parliament-plans-december-vote.html

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