Thousands rally in Australia for same-sex marriage

By REUTERS
June 25, 2016 10:10

MELBOURNE - Thousands of Australians marched at same-sex marriage rallies across the country on Saturday calling on whichever party wins a July 2 national election to quickly introduce same-sex marriage laws.

Conservative Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull supports same-sex marriage and has pledged a public vote on the issue before the end of 2016.

The Labor opposition will skip a public vote and introduce a bill to parliament within 100 days if it wins the election.

Opinion polls say Turnbull's conservative coalition and Labor are neck-and-neck ahead of the election.


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