Australians have come out in favour of same sex marriages in a historic national poll that paves the way for same sex unions across the country.
The survey, while non-binding, is a significant step towards achieving marriage equality.
Some 61.6 per cent of the electorate backed gay marriage, against 38.4 per cent who opposed the move, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said.
A change in the law would make Australia the 26th nation to legalise same-sex marriage.
Responding, Australia’s Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, said the result was “overwhelming” and “unequivocal” and said he hoped to legalise same sex unions before the