Australia Senate approves same-sex marriage bill
The Australian Senate has approved a bill that would extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.
Lawmakers approved the measure by a 43-12 vote margin. The Australian House of Representatives will now consider the bill.
The vote took place less than a month after the Australian Bureau of Statistics announced the majority of voters who took part in a non-binding plebiscite on whether same-sex couples should be able to legally marry in the country said “yes.” Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has urged lawmakers to pass the marriage bill by Christmas.
WashingtonBlade.com, november 28, 2017 by Mike Lavers
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