Australia and Austria Legalized Gay Marriage

Australia's Prime Minster signals support for amendments protecting religious freedom in same-sex marriage bill

It's a YES! A final parliamentary vote on a bill to legalise same-sex marriage has passed. Only four voted no.

The Australian House of Representatives has approved a bill that would extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.

Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, gave an emotional speech as he declared: "What a day for love, for quality, for respect".

Appropriating Ecclesiastes 3, Shorten said there was a season for everything: "It is now a time to heal, a time to build, a time to laugh, a time to embrace, a time to love and now, at last, a time for marriage equality".

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And though many were upset by how long it took for the LGBT+ population to be served equal rights, a feeling of relief was palpable across the site.

Additionally, the passing of the same-sex marriage law will be a strategic political win for Turnbull, who has been strongly opposed by his predecessor Tony Abbott, a staunch supporter of conventional marriage.

News.com.au reports that Christian couple Nick and Sarah Jensen have been hedging on their pledge to divorce in the wake of same-sex marriage becoming legal in Australia. The Senate had passed the same legislation last week.

Australian law says couples must wait 30 days to get married once they apply to do so.

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In a particularly poignant moment, the ministers on the House floor and guests in the gallery began singing "I am, you are, we are Australian".

Australia's first same-sex weddings will not take place until at least January, however, because of a longstanding requirement for all Australian couples to provide a full month's notice of their intention to get married.

"To every young LGBTI Australian across the nation, today ensures there will never be a question about whether you can have the same dreams, aspirations and opportunities as your brothers, sisters and friends". Nearly 80 percent of Australia's registered voters took part in the two-month survey. "This is Australia: fair, diverse, loving and filled with respect". More than 12 million people participated.

In December 2013, same-sex marriage was very briefly legal in the Australian Capital Territory.

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