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.
Romanians have begun two days of voting on whether to constitutionally define marriage as the union between a man and a woman. The debate has deepened divisions in a country already embroiled in political turmoil.
The government wants to ensure non-state school students can't be thrown out based on their sexuality. Some Australian states allow religious institutions to turn away gay students.
Gay marriage in Romania is already banned — the constitutional change would have been a further preventative measure. A minimum voter turnout of 30 percent was needed for the referendum to be considered valid.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has been picked to replace Malcolm Turnbull as Australia's new prime minister. Turnbull was forced to step down following a week-long revolt by Liberal Party lawmakers.
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