Australia mobilises for marriage

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Brisbane yesterday | Bradley Kanaris | 16247ga

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. Protesters in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth marched carrying rainbow flags and signs which read “Equality now”.

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 they are neck-and-neck ahead of the election.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-australia-election-gaymarriage-idUKKCN0ZB08E

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/photogallery/queensland/thousands-march-for-marriage-equality-in-brisbane-20160625-gprvf7.html

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