Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
World Media | By June Phelps

Australia Lawmakers Allow Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Australia Lawmakers Allow Same-Sex Marriage Bill

It's a YES! A final parliamentary vote on a bill to legalise same-sex marriage has passed.

"This is a day for every Australian".

Turnbull, a gay marriage supporter, says he wants wedding celebrants, not just those affiliated with churches, to have the right to refuse to officiate at same-sex marriages.

The LNP has sold us out and I will go to The Australian Conservative Party. Thirty-one couples, including Dublin man Stephen Dawson and his partner Dennis Liddelow, got married in the five days before the federal government overturned and annulled all the gay marriages carried out in that time.

The country is now the 24th in the world to allow same-sex couples to marry, according to Pew Research.

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The first legal same-sex weddings in Australia could happen about January 8, 2018.

Marriage equality campaigners have fought for years for Thursday's vote.

"The bill which the Senate passed is a robust bill, a whole range of religious protections are already in place", Entsch said in introducing the bill. "At long last, LGBTIQ Australians will be equal under the law". Queues of people lined up to watch the debate from the public gallery, with some dancing and cheering.

"They voted yes for fairness, yes for commitment, yes for love".

"A promise was made by the leaders of this parliament and this promise has not been adequately delivered on", Mr Abbott said.

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Opponents of the changes argued they would legalize discrimination against the gay community.

Many Australians took to Twitter to post a video of their TV screens as the bill was passed - and various videos of LGBT+ Australians reacting to the news cropped up on the platform.

"She said: Dad, in the years to come, my generation will look back and judge your generation about how you deal with the issue of homosexuality in the same way that your generation considered your parents' generation in the way that they dealt with our indigenous people", Wallace said.

Turnbull told Parliament that while nothing in the bill threatened religious freedoms, he wanted more reassurances for the millions of Australians who oppose marriage equality.

Fewer than five of 150 MPs voted against the law same-sex marriage.

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