Aus­tralians voice sup­port for gay mar­riage in sur­vey

Las Vegas Review-Journal - - WORLD -

Aus­tralians have said they sup­port gay mar­riage in a postal sur­vey that en­sures the Par­lia­ment con­sid­ers a bill to le­gal­ize same-sex wed­dings this year.

The Australian Bureau of Sta­tis­tics said on Wed­nes­day that 62 per­cent of reg­is­tered adults who re­sponded had voted for the re­form in an un­prece­dented two-month sur­vey.

The con­ser­va­tive gov­ern­ment had promised to al­low the Par­lia­ment to con­sider a bill to cre­ate mar­riage equal­ity in Aus­tralia in its fi­nal two-week ses­sion that is due to end on Dec. 7.

While gay mar­riage could be a real­ity in Aus­tralia by Christ­mas, some gov­ern­ment law­mak­ers have vowed to vote down gay mar­riage re­gard­less of the sur­vey’s out­come.

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