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Australians celebrate majority support for same-sex marriage

Nearly 62 percent of voters supported gay marriage in a survey that ensures parliament will consider legalizing same-sex weddings this year.

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A crowd celebrates with heart-shaped confetti after hearing the result of a survey by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in Melbourne, Australia on Nov. 15, 2017.

The majority of Australians support the country becoming the 26th nation to legalize same-sex marriage.

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A woman celebrates as supporters of same-sex marriage march down Oxnard Street in Sydney.

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Two men hug as people celebrate in Sydney.

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Supporters of same-sex marriage march down Oxford Street in Sydney.

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Two men watch a parade from a window in Sydney.

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Two men hold balloons during celebrations in Sydney.

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A woman holds flags during a rally in Adelaide.

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A crowd celebrates in Melbourne.

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Couples embrace as a crowd gathers to celebrate in Sydney.

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Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten celebrates in Melbourne.

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Two men dressed as brides kiss as they wait to hear the result of the survey in Melbourne.

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People celebrate in Sydney.

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