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.
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.
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.
Michael McCormack has been sworn in as Australia's new deputy prime minister following Barnaby Joyce's resignation. Joyce stepped down amid revelations of an affair with an ex-staffer and a sexual harassment claim.
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