Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (L) speaks to Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison during question time in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Lukas Coch/AAP
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Australia's attorney-general said Sunday the government would hold a plebiscite on legalizing same-sex marriage this year if re-elected, a day after the prime minister became the first sitting leader to attend the Mardi Gras parade.Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who is well-known for his support of gay marriage, has said he would continue his predecessor Tony Abbott's policy of holding a plebiscite on the issue instead of a parliamentary vote.Turnbull has said previously he expects the election to take place between August to October. But his office, when contacted by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation later Sunday, could not say if the plebiscite would be held by the end of the year.
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