Australian parliament allows Same -sex marriage bill

by International | 07-12-2017 | 246 views

Australia’s parliament passed a bill legalizing same –sex marriage Thursday after the nation overwhelmingly voted in favour of changing the law, ending decades of political wrangling. There were loud cheers, hugs and sustained clapping in the lower House of Representatives when all but four MPs voted in support of marriage equality , after the upper house Senate passed the bill 43-12 last week. “What a day for love , for quality, for respect! Australia  has done it ,” Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull told the House. The final step is for the Governor- General Peter Cosgrove, the  Queen’s representative in Australia , to ratify the law, which will likely take place within days.

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