Australians have just under two weeks to return their same-sex marriage postal surveys to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
A week after that, the survey results will published for all of Australia to see, and the country will finally be able to see just where citizens stand when it comes to marriage equality.
So far, Australians have completed and returned the survey forms in unprecedented numbers (at last count, an estimated 74.5 per cent of eligible Australians have had their say) with votes 6 to 4 in favour of changing the marriage act to allow same-sex couples to marry.
If Australia favours a ‘yes’ vote, Malcolm Turnbull is expected to pass legislation that will finally extend full marriage rights to same-sex couples before Christmas.
But it turns out, a legal loophole means some same-sex couples have been allowed to marry on Australian soil for years.
If one half of the couple is from a country where same-sex marriage is legalised, gay couples who live in Australia are able to wed at embassies and High Commissions in front of their close friends and family, should the nation permit it.
British citizens who live in Australia have been taking advantage of this ever since the UK passed same-sex marriage marriage laws in 2014. UK legislation states that citizens can marry across the globe in countries where same-sex marriage is not yet legalised, as long as local authorities do not object.
Despite the fact Australia has not yet legalised same-sex marriage, the Australian government allows the practice.
While this of course does not make up for the fact that Australian law remains so backwards, the 'consular wedding' business is apparently booming, with more than 400 couples utilising the law in just three years, ABC reports.
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One couple, Freddy Grant and Burton "Burt" Reynolds, became Melbourne's 81st couple to marry thanks to the loophole in August 2016.