Aussies: Yea to gay nups

New York Post - - NEWS -

Aus­tralians sup­ported gay mar­riage in a postal sur­vey that en­sures their Par­lia­ment will con­sider le­gal­iz­ing same-sex wed­dings this year.

The Aus­tralian Bureau of Statis­tics said on Wed­nes­day that 62 per­cent of reg­is­tered vot­ers who re­sponded in the un­prece­dented sur­vey fa­vored re­form.

The con­ser­va­tive gov­ern­ment promised to al­low a bill cre­at­ing mar­riage equal­ity to be considered in Par­lia­ment in the fi­nal two-week ses­sion that is due to end on Dec. 7.

A “no” vote in the sur­vey would have put mar­riage equal­ity off the po­lit­i­cal agenda, per­haps for years.

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