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 gay senator has opened the debate in Australia’s parliament on legislation to lift a ban on same-sex marriage. Boosted by a nationwide public vote, the first LGBT couples could get wed before Christmas.
Results of a two-month nationwide survey show a majority of the public supports lifting a ban on same-sex marriage. The result is set to intensify a divisive debate about how to enshrine marriage equality into law.
A book alleging wide Chinese influence on institutions in Australia has been pulled, with the publisher citing concerns of legal action from Beijing. Fears are growing that freedom of speech is being curbed from abroad.
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.
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