After a long drawn out postal survey, the result was announced yesterday and Australia has said YES to same-sex marriage.
More than two months after the survey forms began arriving in the mail boxes and longer still since the Yes and No campaigns kicked off, ABS chief statistician David Kalisch revealed the decision: “61.6 per cent of clear responses were yes”. Australians rejoice as the result was announced.
It is a big step for all Australian to take a decisive step towards legislating marriage equality.
I voted YES but I met lots of people around me who voted NO. I know some people put their reason as religion while others think it is wrong. But for me, it is all about giving everyone the same chance to be with the person they love, no matter if they are gay or straight.
Next step is for it to go through the parliament to pass the bill to make it all legal. It is expected to happen before Christmas.
In another great news, Australian soccer team, Socceroos beat Honduras 3-1 to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in Russia.
It was a great game and I am looking forward to watching the FIFA World Cup next year.
Hope all of you are having a great day like I am.
M from nepaliaustralian
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