Australia could legalize same-sex marriage by as early as the end of this year, after the government announced an attempt to hold a national vote on the issue.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters today he would “give all Australians a say” on whether same-sex marriage should be legal.

The governing Liberal National coalition already attempted once in October 2016 to pass the legislation to authorize funding for a compulsory national vote, but it was narrowly rejected.

According to CNN News, Turnbull said the legislation would be reintroduced again this week, and if rejected a voluntary national postal vote would be held instead without parliamentary approval.



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