Australia Passes Marriage Equality in Landslide Vote

Australia Passes Marriage Equality in Landslide Vote

"Marriage equality is finally the law of the land and it's time to start celebrating".

"I don't want to say too much about John because he was gay and it was something he had a lot of struggles [with]", Ms Henderson told the Parliament.

However, before the final reading of the bill, there was a disagreement with a number of members of parliament dividing on the topic.

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, the Greens and some conservatives have proposed changes, but they have already been voted down.

The House vote took place on the last sitting day of parliament for the year, with more than 100 MPs speaking on the bill this week.

"In my first speech I defined our bond by the ring that sits on both of our left hands, and they are the answer to a question we can not ask", an emotional Wilson said, referring to the first time he addressed the Parliament previous year.

Applause reportedly rang out in the viewing gallery when the bill was passed.

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Congratulations to Australia, most especially to those who fought long and hard to make this a reality!

There have been two new announcements concerning gay marriage in just the past two or three days.

It was opposed by proponents of same-sex marriage, who wanted direct legislative action and argued a poll would expose gay people and their families to hate speech.

"We thank all Australians for their support for saying yes, we thank all those who have campaigned for many years, for over 10 years, for fairness and equality".

In a historic move, the same-sex marriage bill was passed through the House of Representatives.

The vote came after Australians voted "yes" following a two-month national same-sex marriage survey.

The Governor General has signed the law to legalise same-sex marriage this morning, completing the legal process and formally changing the Marriage Act.

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