More than 20,000 people rallied in Sydney for the legalization of gay marriage. A postal survey will start in two days to decide if the issue will go to parliament.
A man from the Australian state of Tasmania has been arrested on suspicion of head-butting former prime minister Tony Abbott. The conservative politician was campaigning against the legalization of same-sex marriage.
Tens of thousands of Australians have rallied in support of same-sex marriage ahead of a postal vote on the issue. Polls show that most are likely to vote in favor, meaning the issue will be debated in parliament.
Calling the planned postal vote on gay marriage "demeaning," gay rights activists have gone to court in a bid to have parliament decide the issue. Most Australians want same-sex marriage legalized, according to polls.
The widow who brought a Supreme Court case that quashed a federal anti-gay marriage law has died in New York, aged 88. Same-sex weddings only became legal across the US six years after her first spouse died.
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