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Back same-sex marriage, Qantas boss urges Australia firms

Corporate Australia should speak out in support of same-sex marriage, Qantas chief Alan Joyce said Friday as he pledged to donate a «significant amount» of money to boosting the «Yes» campaign in an upcoming national vote.

Australian PM slams gay slurs as marriage vote looms

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday called for respectful debate on an upcoming same-sex marriage vote, saying he «deplores» the homophobic slurs aired by anonymous opponents of the reform.

Gay marriage postal vote sparks fury, debate in Australia

Australia's bitter political battle over legalising gay marriage came to a head Wednesday, with the government pushing ahead with a postal vote after parliament rejected a referendum -- both options bitterly opposed by activists.

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