Abbott's bid to delay marriage bill fails

Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott leaves the chamber ahead of the final vote on the Marriage Amendment Bill in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra Thursday

An Australian lawmaker giving a speech on same-sex marriage proposed to his gay partner Monday during Parliament's debate on a bill that is expected to soon legalize marriage equality across the country.

An Australian parliamentary vote on whether to legalise same-sex marriage is imminent after MPs reached the final stages of debate on a historic bill.

More than 100 MPs spoke on the legislation after it was tabled in the House of Representatives.

"There's only one thing left to do: Ryan Patrick Bolger, will you marry me?"

The Senate passed the same legislation last week 43 votes to 12.

Many same-sex marriage supporters have travelled to Canberra to witness the outcome in the lower house.

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However, PM Malcolm Turnbull has said he will support at least two amendments to the bill to allow for religious freedoms.

Before the vote was to be finalised later on Thursday, the House of Representatives was set to debate a number of proposed conservative amendments that were expected to be voted down, according to BuzzFeed News.

"We have made sure that we have removed any element of discrimination in this bill while ensuring that religious freedoms are protected", he added.

"Australians are sick of excuses and they're sick of delays", Entsch said.

The only potential obstacle to the law passing on Thursday would be if marriage equality opponents managed to amend the legislation.

Drafting such measures into the Australian bill would delay it, but several gay marriage opponents have told Parliament this week they would not stand in the way of marriage equality because the Australian public clearly supported it in a recent postal ballot.

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