Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

Senator to introduce marriage equality bill immediately pending 'yes' vote

Live updates: Aussie same-sex marriage vote results in Australians vote "yes" to same-sex marriage in survey
Andrew Cummings | 15 November, 2017, 01:19

The result will be revealed at 10am AEDT, live from the Australian Bureau of Statistics in Canberra.

The official count of Australia's gay marriage survey have 61 per cent voting "Yes" that same-sex couples should be able to marry by Christmas.

"A Yes result would be a massive win for people power - millions of us sent back a Yes vote not just for marriage equality but also for fairness and love", she said.

Australia has become increasingly isolated among Western nations on same-sex marriage, with Germany, the US and Ireland recently joining countries including the United Kingdom and New Zealand in legalizing unions.

Same-sex marriage supporters have gathered across Australia for the landmark announcement of the same-sex marriage postal survey results.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has already rejected the conservative bill.

Advocates of same-sex unions criticized parliament for holding the postal vote - saying the nearly two-month campaign saw a surge in calls to mental-health helplines as opponents warned that changing the law could harm children and lead to radical sex education in schools.

"I'm sure you will all applaud the authenticity and the passion that will come into the different views", Mr Turnbull said.

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The postal survey, which cost $122 million, was an attempt from the Turnbull government to fulfil its election promise for a plebiscite on the social reform.

Lawyers, churches, think tanks and interest groups will clamour for attention in coming weeks as they try to tell politicians what to do.

On Tuesday Turnbull said the government "would not countenance" legalising discrimination against same-sex weddings by commercial service providers and warned a rival conservative bill to do so would have "virtually no prospect" of passing parliament.

Ireland voted for marriage equality in a referendum in 2015.

A handful of MPs have vowed to ignore the public's will and vote against the bill anyway, but they are few and far between.

Wong said the bill that everyone should be discussing is the Smith bill which has cross-party support and is due to be debated in the senate on Thursday should there be a yes result.

"A yes vote can not and should not and must not become a moment where others try to unravel existing anti-discrimination law", he said.

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