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.
Demonstrators have rallied against Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and Cambodia's Hun Sen. The protests have overshadowed a regional agreement targeting terror groups' use of encrypted platforms.
After a multi-million-dollar postal survey and lengthy debate, Australia’s parliament has voted 146 to 4 in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage. The first weddings could take place early next year.
Same-sex couples in Australia tied the knot in midnight ceremonies as the last legal obstacles to gay marriage expired. Parliament passed marriage reform last month after a postal ballot supported marriage equality.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his deputy are engaged in a war of words that threatens the ruling coalition. Barnaby Joyce is under fire over an affair and allegations he violated ministerial code of conduct.
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