Australia legalises same-sex marriage with landslide vote in favour of changing law [Photos]

Australia's parliament passed a bill legalising same-sex marriage on Thursday, after the nation overwhelmingly voted in favour of changing the law

FP Staff December 08, 2017 15:29:21 IST
Australia's parliament passed a bill legalising same-sex marriage on Thursday, after the nation overwhelmingly voted in favour of changing the law, ending decades of political wrangling. AP
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Australia's parliament passed a bill legalising same-sex marriage on Thursday, after the nation overwhelmingly voted in favour of changing the law, ending decades of political wrangling. AP
"We are a part of an act of acceptance, an act of inclusion, an act of respect, an act of celebration, a day when this Senate declares our acceptance of our LGBTIQ brothers and our sisters," said country's highest-profile gay politician, Penny Wong (left). AP
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"We are a part of an act of acceptance, an act of inclusion, an act of respect, an act of celebration, a day when this Senate declares our acceptance of our LGBTIQ brothers and our sisters," said country's highest-profile gay politician, Penny Wong (left). AP
People rejoice after the bill legalising same-sex marriage is passed. Australia's prime minister Malcom Turnbull  rushed gay marriage into law on Friday by gaining a final signature on a bill hours after it was overwhelming endorsed by Parliament. AP
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People rejoice after the bill legalising same-sex marriage is passed. Australia's prime minister Malcom Turnbull  rushed gay marriage into law on Friday by gaining a final signature on a bill hours after it was overwhelming endorsed by Parliament. AP
' What a day for love, for quality, for respect! Australia has done it,'  Malcolm Turnbull told the House. AP
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' What a day for love, for quality, for respect! Australia has done it,'  Malcolm Turnbull told the House. AP