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Recode Daily: Australians voted overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage

Plus, eight ways Twitter punishes rule breakers, ESPN jumped the gun on its Snapchat NFL highlights show, and the people who listen to podcasts at super-fast speeds.

Mia Freedman and daughter Coco Lavigne look prior to the result announcement on November 15, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. Australians have voted for marriage laws to be changed to allow same-sex marriage, with the Yes vote claiming 61.6% to to 38.4% for No
Mia Freedman and her daughter Coco Lavigne before the same-sex marriage vote result announcement on November 15, 2017, in Sydney, Australia.
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Celebrations broke out across Australia after a two-month national vote-by-mail survey came out overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called for same-sex marriage to be legalized before Christmas. [The New York Times]

High-profile Silicon Valley investor Steve Jurvetson vigorously defended himself against harassment charges, a day after he resigned from his namesake venture capital firm. Jurvetson says his departure was due to a cratering of his relationship with his partners, and not an ongoing investigation into sexual harassment. [Theodore Schleifer / Recode]

Twitter is trying to build up its data business. It needs to, because its ad business is shrinking. So now it is selling a cheaper version of its enterprise product. And, as part of its anti-abuse efforts, Twitter published a list detailing eight different types of punishments — aside from simple suspension — doled out to rulebreakers. [Kurt Wagner / Recode]

What would ESPNs SportsCenter look like without NFL clips? You can find out by heading to Snapchat, where a new version of the programmer’s flagship show launched this week — without the rights to pro football highlights. And here’s a profile of Barstool Sports, the anti-ESPN, which is building its own brash, bro-positive brand. [Kurt Wagner / Recode]

Walmart’s unofficial practice of letting R.V. drivers and other travelers stay overnight in many of its parking lots has made the retail giant’s stores a reliable road destination. Here’s a fascinating look at the improvised and informal culture that emerges in Walmart lots, before and after dark. [The New York Times]

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This article originally appeared on Recode.net.

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