Australians Endorse Gay Marriage in National Survey

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australians have said they support gay marriage in a postal survey that ensures the Parliament considers a bill to legalise same-sex weddings this year.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday 62 percent of registered adults who responded had voted for the reform in an unprecedented two-month survey.

The conservative government had promised to allow the Parliament to consider a bill to create marriage equality in Australia in its final two-week session that is due to end on Dec. 7.

While gay marriage could be a reality in Australia by Christmas, some government lawmakers have vowed to vote down gay marriage regardless of the survey’s outcome.

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