Australia’s parliament late Monday rejected the government’s proposal for a national vote on whether to legalise same-sex marriage.
The upper house Senate voted 33-29 against the coalition government’s bid to hold a plebiscite on the issue.
Attorney-General George Brandis introduced the bill into the Senate, where the government does not hold an outright majority, despite expectation the opposition Labor and Greens parties would scupper it.
The government has repeatedly warned that a defeat would delay same-sex marriage in Australia for years.
Brandis urged the upper house to ‘stop playing politics with gay people’s lives’.
‘Get out of the way,’ he said in a fiery debate.
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