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The results of the $122 million non-binding postal survey are in - 61 per cent of Australians support a change to marriage laws that would allow equal rights to same-sex couples.

But even with this resounding "Yes" vote, health experts are warning that the psychological effects of this whole ordeal are far from over - and the law should be changed as soon as possible to minimise further harm.

I’ve been playing tennis since I was five years old. As a young girl playing in the 90s, I was still subjected to a rigid dress code that dictated that we played in skirts or dresses.

Considering my own personal context, Battle of the Sexes was always going to resonate with me as both a player and a woman.

I was ready for the rampant 1970s sexism and the ways in which things have and haven't changed for women. What I didn’t expect was the film's strong, albeit accidental, correlation to the marriage equality survey that is currently dominating the Australian social and media landscapes.

"We support marriage equality and believe all Australians deserve the freedom to marry the person they love, and to have their relationships recognised with the same dignity and legal protections as their neighbours, friends, and family."

This is Apple's official stance on the marriage equality issue - and it doesn't exactly come as a surprise.

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The Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey is supposed to begin on September 12 but prior to that the High Court of Australia will hear two challenges that are looking to stop the postal survey from taking place on the grounds that it is unlawful. This means that, come September 12, we may not be receiving postal survey forms at all. It’s all slightly confusing, so here's everything we know about the High Court challenges.

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Australia remains the only English-speaking country in the developed world not to legally recognise same-sex marriage. If the upcoming postal survey indicates public support for marriage equality, a conscience vote will be held in parliament. If not, it’s unlikely that same-sex couples will be able to marry for as long as the current government remains in office.