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Australians say 'yes' to same-sex marriage

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Australians have given same-sex marriage their approval with a 61.6 per cent 'yes' vote in a voluntary survey.

A majority 'yes' vote was recorded in 133 of the 150 federal electorates across the country, the Australian Bureau of Statistics announced in Canberra on Wednesday.

Every state and territory recorded a majority 'yes' result.

More than 12.7 million people - nearly 80 per cent of eligible voters - took part in the survey.

Of those, 7.8 million voted 'yes' and 4.9 million said 'no'.

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