The Australian Parliament Just Passed Same-Sex…

The Australian Parliament Just Passed Same-Sex Marriage Into Law:


After years of hard-fought advocacy, over 20 failed bills, and an extraordinary, unprecedented national postal survey, same-sex marriage has finally become the law of the land in Australia.

Hundreds of LGBTI advocates and couples who have been waiting years for this moment watched on from the public gallery, sometimes raucously, as the House of Representatives passed a historic vote in favour of change on Thursday evening.

The passage of the bill brings Australia’s marriage laws in line with most other Western democracies, including New Zealand, England, Canada and the United States. It is the result of a campaign running in earnest since 2004.