Australia Has Legalised Same-Sex Marriage.

Australia has legalised same-sex marriage.

All that’s left to do is for the Australian Governor-General to sign it into lawa formality. 

Equal marriage sailed through the House of Representatives without amendment and was supported by the vast majority of Australian MPs from all sides of the political spectrum.

The first gay weddings will take place in January.

There’s good news, too, for couples who married overseas: their marriages will now be legally recognised throughout Australia.

The postal vote wasn’t popular, however, even amongst those who supported equal marriage, and its result wasn’t even legally binding, but it has been the catalyst to redefining Australia’s marriage laws.

It’s great news, too, for those transitioning from one gender to another. If they’re married, it means they’ll no longer need to divorce in order to remain married.

Australia always appeared to be teetering on the edge of same-sex marriage. Public opinion, at least, often appeared at odds with the prevailing beliefs of politicians.  It’s been a long road for the LGBTQ community, but this is one more hurdle out of the way – and we can’t wait to see some Aussie weddings.

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