(Blogmensgo, gay blog of November 18, 2017) A large majority of the Australians voted for same-sex marriage in the mail referendum this week: 61.6% of the population voted for legalizing gay marriage, and 38.4% against it. With about 79.5%, voter turnout was quite high, particularly for a non-binding referendum. These are the results published on November 15, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Update of December 7, 2017: After the last voting by the representatives this morning, both chambers auf the Australian parliament have accepted a bill to legalize same-sex marriage without text amendments. The first gay and lesbian weddings are expected in January 2018, and couples who were legally married abroad will have the right for automatic recognition of their marriage in Australia.
Depending on the state, the percentage of supporters was between 60 and 74 percent.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull asked the parliament to get a bill for legalizing gay marriage on its way before Christmas.
As we can see here, the positive results were welcomed and celebrated in many places. Opponents of gay marriage did not organize any demonstrations or events, as it seems.
Here is another video in better quality:
Political party leaders of all shades have already made several suggestions for a new bill, which will soon be debated in parliament.
We are very excited to see how this project will develop over time and will stay tuned…
Frank-S / MensGo