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Australia votes YES to marriage equality

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Australia has voted “yes” to marriage equality.

The results of the postal survey have been revealed by the Bureau of Statistics.

  • 61.6 per cent of Australians voted in favour of allowing same-sex couples to marry.
  • 38.3 per cent voted no.
  • 12.7 million Australians voted in the survey.
  • Every state and territory in Australia recorded a majority yes vote.
  • An overwhelming 133 of 150 electorates voted in favour.

The electorates of Melbourne and Sydney recorded the highest “yes” majorities in Australia, with 83.7 per cent in favour of allowing same-sex couples to marry.

“Australia has made a decision and now it’s up to the politicians to implement it in a sensible, peaceful, respectful and decent way,” Neil Mitchell said.

Legislation is expected to be introduced to the Senate as early as tomorrow.

“The people have voted yes to marriage equality and now it is our job to deliver it,” Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said.

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