"[Australians] have spoken in their millions and they have voted overwhelmingly yes for marriage equality", Turnbull said after the result was revealed. Turnbull, a vocal advocate of marriage equality, called on lawmakers to heed the "overwhelming" result and to commit to legislate for gay marriage before Christmas.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics said, the non-binding postal vote showed 61.6 per cent of people favour allowing same-sex couples to Wednesday.
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Nabil Dirar scored the opener in the 25th minute with an inswinging cross that went untouched through the box and entered the net. DR Congo were the only team still with a chance to catch Tunisia, but they fell short despite a late 3-1 win over Guinea.
"We will now do what we can to guard against restrictions on freedom of speech and freedom of religion, to defend parents" rights, and to protect Australian kids from being exposed to radical LGBTIQ sex and gender education in the classrooms, ' he said.
Celebrities, some of whom are from Australia and some of whom aren't, had been encouraging Australians to vote yes, so they were excited about the outcome. "Parliament still has to pass Australia's unequivocal mandate for equality into law". Elton John, who spoke about the issue numerous times while he recently toured there, thanked Australia for their yes.
Close to four fifths of eligible voters cast their ballots, with almost eight million people voting in favour of the historic change.
Irish-born Qantas Airways Chief Executive Alan Joyce, one of the few openly gay business leaders in Australia, told the Sydney crowd, many of whom sheltered from the sun under rainbow umbrellas, that the result was "an fantastic outcome" and urged Turnbull to move quickly on legislation.
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Not only did the bug frustrate many people, some complained on social media that Apple was taking too long to fix the issue. The new features also allow iMessage to detect when someone tells the user money is owed during a conversation.