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People of Australia supported gay marriage by giving their opinion in a postal survey that ensures Australian Parliament will consider legalizing same-sex marriage this year.

62 percent of registered Australian voters used their right in favour of to legalize the gay marriage on Wednesday, said the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The conservative government promised to allow a bill creating marriage equality to be considered in Parliament in the final two-week session that is due to end on Dec. 7.

A “no” vote in the survey would have put marriage equality off the political agenda, perhaps for years. Thousands of marriage equality supporters waving rainbow flags gathered anxiously in city parks around the country and cheered when the results were announced.