Grand an­gle

Vocable (All English) - - Sommaire -

Aus­tralia is hold­ing a na­tional postal sur­vey on whether same-sex mar­riage should be le­gal­ized. Over 16 mil­lion Aus­tralians are el­i­gi­ble for the poll and they have un­til 7 Novem­ber to cast their bal­lot by mail. If a ma­jor­ity of peo­ple say “yes”, it will not change the law di­rectly, but it could lead to a vote in Par­lia­ment. Aus­tralian Prime Min­is­ter Mal­colm Turn­bull has urged Aus­tralians to sup­port gay mar­riage. “I am vot­ing yes be­cause fun­da­men­tally, this is a ques­tion of fair­ness. Through­out my time in pub­lic life, whether in gov­ern­ment or op­po­si­tion, I have sought to en­sure that same sex cou­ples are not dis­crim­i­nated against,” he said in a speech at the launch of the New South Wales Yes campaign last month. The re­sults of the sur­vey are ex­pected on 15 Novem­ber.

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