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Performers dressed in their costumes prepare to participate in the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade in Sydney, Australia, March 5, 2016. — Reuters picPerformers dressed in their costumes prepare to participate in the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade in Sydney, Australia, March 5, 2016. — Reuters picSYDNEY, Nov 15 — Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said this morning his government will seek to pass legislation to legalise same-sex marriage by the end of the year after a majority of voters supported the move in a non-compulsory survey.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics said yesterday 61.6 per cent of voters cast their ballots in support of same-sex marriage.

A total of 38.4 per cent were opposed.

“The Australian people have tasked us to get this done. This year, before Christmas — that must be our commitment,” Turnbull told reporters in Canberra. — Reuters

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