Same-Sex Marriage Made Law in Australia

Australia’s Marriage Act was updated to include same-sex couples when a bill passed by the House of Representatives was brought to the Governor General on Friday, December 8.

The day before, the bill was finally passed to cheers and singing at about 6 pm, after months of debate and controversy. According to the ABC, the first same-sex couples would begin to marry a month after the historic moment, as Australians must give a month’s notice of their intention to marry. Credit: Malcolm Turnbull via Storyful