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Nationwide Vote on Gay Marriage Moves Ahead in Australia

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Australia’s High Court on Thursday ruled that a national postal vote to gauge public opinion on legalizing same-sex marriage could proceed as planned. The ballots are set to be mailed Sept 12.

 

 

 

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