You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

News Top Stories

'No' supporters 'disappointed' by gay vote

AAP logoAAP 5 days ago

Video provided by Nine News

Opponents of same-sex marriage say they will fight to defend any restrictions on freedom of speech and religion as federal politicians begin work on introducing laws allowing same-sex couples to tie the knot.

Lyle Shelton. © AAP Image/Paul Miller Lyle Shelton. The Coalition for Marriage spokesman Lyle Shelton described the 61.6 per cent 'yes' vote in the voluntary survey on same-sex marriage as disappointing, but said the group would respect the decision.

"We will now do what we can to guard against restrictions on freedom of speech and freedom of religion, to defend parents' rights, and to protect Australian kids from being exposed to radical LGBTIQ sex and gender education in the classrooms," he said in a statement on Wednesday.

Pictures: Countries that have legalised same-sex marriage

With Australians getting their say on whether same-sex marriage should be legal via a postal survey, we take a look at the countries around the world where it is legal for all couples to get married. Countries that have legalised same-sex marriage

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon