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Nearly 80 percent of the Australian population participated in the voluntary postal survey, which asked, "Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?"
SYDNEY, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Australians have voted overwhelmingly for same-sex marriage, paving the way for legislation by the end of 2017 and sparking rainbow celebrations on Wednesday, with people wearing wedding dresses and sequined suits and declaring "our love is real".
"Obviously I'll be voting no - but in the end this is not about the politicians, it's about the people". Marriage equality legislation marks just the beginning in the fight for justice for all LGBTQ citizens of Australia and of the world, and some LGBTQ activists initially feared the campaign to cast votes for same-sex marriage would prompt a harshly negative response from conservatives. LGBTI Australians and their supporters celebrated well into the night after the survey results were released, finally ending a divisive three-month campaign.
Thousands of people in a Sydney park broke into a loud cheer, hugged and cried as Australia's chief statistician revealed live over a big screen that 61.6 percent of voters surveyed favoured marriage equality, with 38.4 percent against.
'We've seen them eroded overseas - we will not let that happen in Australia'. Parliamentary debate to legalise same-sex marriage could begin as early as tomorrow.
Some Coalition members also want specific laws to protect those with "traditional" views on marriage from discrimination and vilification laws.
'It's been a battle but actually today the battle to make sure that the freedoms of all Australians are protected still goes on, ' she said.
The bill will need the approval of both the Senate and the House of Representatives before it passes into law.
While Smith bill already allows churches to refuse to Wednesday same-sex couples, the Paterson bill would have allowed anyone with a religious or moral objection to refuse to participate in the process - including florists, bakers and musicians.
Meanwhile, Cook - who headed an injury-time corner past Rob Elliot - told of his "relief" at the result. "It was huge for me". He said: "In football, you have to play well, create chances and take them and don't make mistakes, and we didn't do that".
The operating system is Android Nougat, with Razer noting that the phone will get the Android Oreo upgrade next year. Capping the frame rate on a mobile game has been a common practice as most displays are capable of only 30 or 60fps.
Two men were stabbed in the Mall of America in Minnesota on Sunday and it had many conservatives asking an important question. Others in the party disarmed and restrained Abdiraham until police arrived, according to police.
McConnell told reporters in Kentucky "it's potentially a challenge" any time a Republican senator is absent from the Senate. Hodges said Boucher would have faced more serious charges if had he used a weapon or if Paul had been injured seriously.
The prospect of a write-in candidacy, for a third candidate, was also under consideration, according to party aides. I have never provided alcohol to minors, and I have never engaged in sexual misconduct.
All three students hit by the vehicle were Chinese, while the driver told police he rammed them "deliberately", local media said. A 28-year-old deliberately drove his vehicle into a group of students in Toulouse, France , on Friday.
Hezbollah, established in the 1980s, is a paramilitary and political organization originating in Lebanon's Shiite population. Hariri cited threats on his life and Iran and its proxy Hezbollah's vast influence in Lebanon in his decision to resign.
In addition to starring, Aniston and Witherspoon will also produce, as well as co-own the show (alongside Ellenberg). Jay Carson ( House of Cards ) is writing, executive producing, and serving as showrunner for the series.
Eight people were killed, five of them friends from Argentina celebrating the 30th anniversary of their high school graduation. But Mr Trump tweeted that the judicial process at the Cuban detention centre takes longer than the federal court system.
He did not specify who should take such action, though critics have accused him of trying to improperly sway the inquiries. Mueller III, the special prosecutor named after Comey's ouster to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Sex not a risk factor for heart attack
There's one silver lining for people who have a cardiac arrest from sex - they're nearly twice as likely to survive, Chugh said. Sudden cardiac arrest is associated with sexual activity far more often in men than women, research suggests.
Mobile And Sprint's Merger Plans Are Dead
Sprint's parent SoftBank almost acquired T-Mobile in 2014 but the deal fell through after USA regulators expressed concerns. Details of the offer are unknown, but it's said that Sprint's board spent Thursday discussing this whole merger situation.
Far Cry 5 Friends for Hire Trailer and Co-Op Details
You will be able to invite a friend to play with you at any point during the game once you have completed the tutorial. A hilarious new Far Cry 5 trailer showed off a different look at the highly anticipated new chapter to the franchise.
Kane resumes training ahead of Real Madrid clash
Will Jose Mourinho make an attacking ploy in this one I wonder? The loss to Girona: "I don't need to talk about Real Madrid ". In our opinion, this is not a flaw but something that happened. "We can't let (the United defeat) knock us back".