Between Tony Abbott and Julia Gillard, Australia hasn’t had a prime minister who has supported marriage equality. But Malcolm Turnbull, who ousted Tony Abbott, has become the country’s first prime minister who supports gay and lesbian marriage. In a vote of 54-44, the Liberal Party took the election, and Turnbull said he would allow MPs to hold a conscience vote on marriage equality.
With 70% of the country in support of same-sex marriage, the only major roadblock to a vote on gay marriage has been from Tony Abbott.
Gay rights groups are already looking forward to a sit down with the prime minister to discuss a plan of action.
Australia is the only developed English-speaking country to not allow gay marriage.