I am aware this is a topic many here will disagree on. That's fine, and I respect that but PLEASE don't post on this thread. Downvote it if you need an outlet to express your disapproval.
Australia has been lagging behind the rest of the English speaking world on marriage equality. Parliament is able to change the wording of the marriage act, but due to political shenanigans, the public was first 'consulted' by a very expensive postal survey on the matter.
Well, the yes vote won!!! A majority of Australians think marriage equality for LBGT people should go ahead.
Not getting too excited...Parliament still has to act, and there's a very good chance it won't act soon, as No voters in Parliament have signalled that they want wide ranging discrimination against LBGT people legislated as acceptable in response to a Marriage Equality Bill.
So no, my lesbian dd still can't get married - but the majority of her fellow citizens think she - and her future relationship - deserves equal treatment under the law.
We may join you in the new century some time before 2020, I hope!