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Twitter explodes as same-sex marriage legalised in Australia

08 December 2017, 01:33 | Katrina Lee

Where we are in the SSM debate

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

The LNP has sold us out and I will go to The Australian Conservative Party.

The Bill was opposed by only four members.

The attorney general, George Brandis, said marriage equality will be the "imperishable legacy" of this government under prime minister Malcolm Turnbull.

The house spent the day voting on amendments to the bill, none of which passed (otherwise it would have gone back to the Senate).

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"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 a year ago. "This is a great day, it belongs to every Australian".

Marriage equality campaigners have fought for years for Thursday's vote. Abbott reportedly criticised Turnbull and Labor leader Bill Shorten for supposedly failing to support stronger religious protections in the bill as debate was underway. This means couples who don't want to be referred as "husband and wife" may be able to take their partner as they lawful wedded spouse. He turned to the public gallery, where Bolger was sitting.

The next day, Liberal MP Andrew Wallace, who is a devout Catholic, shared with his colleagues how his gay daughter helped change his position on same-sex marriage.

Tracy Clark and her partner Justyna Greinart embrace as they gather with a crowd of people to watch a large television screen at Federation Square as it is announced that same-sex marriage will be legal in Australia with Parliament agreeing to change the Marriage Act and end the ban on gay and lesbian couples marrying on December 7, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. More than 12 million people participated. In November the results of a forced but not binding postal plebiscite of Australians found over 60 percent support the right of same-sex couples to marry.



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