”Australia votes 'yes' to same-sex marriage”

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 By Ben Westcott and Lucie Morris-Marr, CNN

 Updated 0418 GMT (1218 HKT) November 15, 2017

Melbourne, Australia (CNN)Celebrations broke out across Australia after a two-month national postal survey came out "overwhelmingly" in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage.

Results released Wednesday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed 61% of the population voted to allow same-sex marriage, with 38% voting against.

Rainbow-colored smoke, confetti and cheers erupted in the center of Melbourne following the announcement, where hundreds of people had gathered to hear the result.

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 「オーストラリアのオリンピックチャンピオンのイアン・ソープ氏は、法制定にぐずぐずしないように保守的な政治家に対して警告した。「結果は明らかだ。政治家がさらにこの問題をもてあそんですぐに取りかからないのであれば、政治生命の危険を覚悟しなければならない」と今朝語った」( Australian Olympic champion Ian Thorpe warned conservative politicians against delaying the legislation."(The result) spells it out loud and clear ... If they play around with this issue any longer, it will be at their peril," he told reporters Wednesday morning.)とCNNは報じている。