'Why are we stopping people loving each other' - Aussie TV host Karl Stefanovic slams same sex marriage postal vote

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A popular Australian TV host has used his early morning show to slam his countries politicians over their inaction over the rights of same-sex couples.

Karl Stefanovic, the host of TODAY on Australia's Channel 9, launched into an impassioned monologue about a postal vote which may take place over the issue.

"Here’s what I think," Mr Stefanovic said. "A non-binding, non-compulsory postal vote is complete BS."

The host went on to say politicians have wasted tax-payers' time and money on an issue which should be decided in parliament.

"Why are we stopping people loving each other in a world which should be celebrating love over hate? This is a no-brainer," he said.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is determined to push through the mire and deliver the historic social change by the end of this year, making Australia one of almost two dozen countries to allow same-sex marriage.

Mr Turnbull reiterated his support for the bill at a press conference today where he stated: 'I will be voting yes, and I would encourage others to do so."

Australia will hold a postal vote on legalising same-sex marriage if a second bid to win political support for a national ballot fails.


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