British Prime Minister Theresa May calls on Australian government to ‘act very soon’ on same-sex marriage

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Theresa May has called on the Australian government to act quickly to implement same-sex marriage, following the results of their national vote on the issue.

61.6% of Australians voted Yes when asked whether they wanted to introduce same-sex marriage.

Almost 13 million citizens (79.5%) took part in the vote, with the country now expected to become the 25th country in the world to introduce marriage for same-sex couples.

Out Conservative MP Iain Stewart asked the Prime Minister if she welcomed the equality vote.

Responding, May told the British Parliament: “I’m very happy to join my honourable friend.

“I am as proud as he and many others were when we passed the legislation here in this house, and made possible same sex marriage here in the United Kingdom and I hope that the Australian government will take that vote and act on it very soon.”

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She adds her voice to David Cameron’s, who was British Prime Minister when the measure was approved in England and Wales.

He wrote on Twitter: “I’m incredibly proud of legalising Same Sex Marriage in the UK & delighted that other countries are looking to do the same.

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