September 7, 2017 / 4:33 AM / 3 months ago

REFILE--Australian High Court rejects challenge to government's same-sex marriage vote

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Melbourne, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Australia’s High Court rejected two legal challenges on Thursday against the centre-right coalition government’s proposed postal vote on whether to legalise same-sex marriage.

Australians will now begin voting in the non-compulsory ballot as early next week, with a result expected to be known in November. (Reporting by Sonali Paul; Writing by Colin Packham; Editing by Paul Tait)

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