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2017-11-14 18:18:05

 

Australians say yes to marriage equality in historic vote

Australians have made history, voting overwhelming in favor of marriage equality. 61.1% of those participating voted yes.

79.5% of people voted, and statistician David Kalisch said that was “outstanding for a voluntary survey,” reports The Guardian.

All age groups had participation rates above 70%, with more people voting in older age groups, but even 18 and 19 year-olds responded with nearly participating.

Here is how the voting breakdown by region:

The yes vote on the non-binding postal survey now means that pressure is on parliament to move forward on legislation that would allow same-sex couples to wed in the country.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has pledged not to allow a discriminatory bill to get through that would have allowed “religious freedom” exceptions.

Editor’s note: We will continue to update this story as details come in.


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