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Tasmania's Upper House to revive marriage bill

Tasmanian's Upper House is set to be the focus of national attention in Australia when it considers for a second time whether the island state can go it alone in legalising same-sex marriage.

Tasmania: "Bigots' Island" now championing gay rights

Gay rights activists in Tasmania express optimism that same-sex marriage would be legalized in the island state off mainland Australia before the end of this year.