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Same Sex Marriage Has Passed The Final Vote!

Same Sex Marriage Has Passed The Final Vote!

It was a heartwarming moment as Wilson tearfully recounted how his partner had endured the many years of the struggle for marriage equality, before asking him to marry him.

This is by no means the end of the fight for LGBTQIA rights in Australia, but it's one of the biggest leaps forward we've seen in our lifetime.

Many supporters of the Bill travelled to Canberra to witness the outcome of the parliamentary process.

The Governor-General could ratify the law this week to make same-sex marriage legal, which would meet Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's hope to get it done by Christmas.

The Bill passed the senate last week, before moving to the lower house on Monday. "This is a great day, it belongs to every Australian".

"It is now part of Australian law", an elated Mr Turnbull said.

Its passage was further delayed through numerous attempts by conservatives to add amendments for religious protections from the law, but they all failed and the Bill passed unamended.

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Forster was joined in the public gallery by her partner, Virginia Edwards.

The House struck down multiple amendments from former prime minister Tony Abbott, Treasurer Scott Morrison, junior members Michael Sukkar and Alex Hawke, Andrew Hastie, Andrew Broad, and Sarah Henderson, Sky News reported.

"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".

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

From heartfelt to bizarrely offensive, the debates to allow same-sex marriage couples to marry became emotionally charged ahead of the final vote on same-sex marriage on December 7.

About 12.7 million people participated in the survey, which had a response rate of almost 80% - which is considered very high.

In addition to that, Australia has officially legalized marriage equality in the country as well.


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