Unlike the USA and the rest of its Anglo-Saxon descended allies, Australia has thus far refused to recognize homosexual marriage:
12 August 2015
Prime Minister Tony Abbott accepts people may be disappointed over the coalition’s decision to reject a free vote on same-sex marriage but says the government has to keep faith with the public.
‘There is the prospect of change in the next parliament if that is the will of the Australian people,’ Mr Abbott told ABC radio, referring to a proposal for a national plebiscite.
The prime minister said it was only the current generation that had thought of gay marriage so ‘why not give it to the people?’
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