Is Australia the only advanced English-speaking country without same-sex marriage?
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A common claim made about same-sex marriage is that Australia lags behind the countries we like to compare ourselves to.
Back in 2015, after the successful referendum to bring in same-sex marriage in Ireland, then Australian Marriage Equality director Rodney Croome asserted that Australia was “the last developed English-speaking country not to allow same-sex couples to marry”.
And in September 2016, Greens MP Adam Bandt told Parliament that “we are now the only developed, English-speaking country to not have equal marriage laws”.
One of the latest to make the claim is Opposition frontbencher Andrew Leigh.
“We’re the last advanced English-speaking country not to allow same-sex marriage,” Mr Leigh told Sky News.
Mr Leigh is not the first or last to make a similar claim.
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