SYDNEY AFP - Australians have voted overwhelmingly in favour of same-sex marriagein a historic nationwide survey that will now go to parliament to give it the force of law.
Nearly 80 gay cent of eligible voters took part in the two-month postal survey, with Australia introduces its first Marriage Act, but it does not include a formal definition of marriage. South Australia becomes the first state and decriminalise male homosexuality.
The Marriage Act is amended to add the definition that "marriage means the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others" De facto couples are given similar rights to those who are married. Conservative coalition government commits to a national plebiscite proposal on same-sex marriage.
Australia votes on same-sex marriage: What you need to know
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