Gay couples will be able to legally marry in Australia after a same-sex marriage bill sailed through Parliament on Thursday, ending decades of political wrangling.
That said, the Senate voted in favor of legalizing it just after a few hours of debate and nearly unanimously with only four members opposing the bill.
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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"It is now part of Australian law", an elated Mr Turnbull said. Queues of people lined up to watch the debate from the public gallery, with some dancing and cheering.
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. They were warned multiple times that parliamentary rules prohibit them from making noise and even applauding. The Senate had already passed its own version of the bill the week prior.
In 2004, Australia changed its marriage law to interpret marriage is exclusively between a man and a woman.
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"Australians have spoken in their millions and they have voted overwhelmingly yes for marriage equality", he had said after the result was announced. According to a survey, 62% of Australians supported the legalization of same-sex marriages.
In the end, 61.6% of Australia voted in favor of allowing same-sex marriage, with 38.4% saying "no".
Prominent LGBTI Australians including the swimming stars Ian Thorpe and Daniel Kowalski, the actor Magda Szubanski and the campaigner Kerry Phelps descended on the nation's capital, Canberra, to celebrate the final legislative victory that has followed years of activism and a three-month community campaign by the Equality Campaign.
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