Legal Challenge To Australia’s Marriage Equality Vote Fails

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A legal challenge to the upcoming public vote on marriage equality in Australia has been rejected, paving the way for the survey to go ahead later this month.

LGBT activists had petitioned the court to block the vote, claiming it was an unconstitutional use of taxpayers’ money. (It’s believed the cost of the survey could top $97 million U.S..)

But on Thursday, the High Court ruled the national survey was legal, and surveys will be sent out starting September 12. A final tally is expected on November 15.
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