Malcolm Turnbull Announces Same Sex Marriage Will Be A Law

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has taken to social media to say that he will make same-sex marriage a law by Christmas time.

"The Australian people have had their say, and they have voted overwhelmingly yes for marriage equality," he said. "They voted overwhelmingly for fairness, for commitment, for love and now it's our job as the Australian Parliament, all of us here to get on with it and get this done before Christmas."

The official results from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal that 61.6 per cent of Australia is in favour of same-sex marriage.

The vote was the first hurdle and now the government will allow its MPs a “conscience vote” on a private member’s bill.

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