Same-sex cou­ple makes his­tory

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KITTICHA Sri­jad (left) and Jar­rukit Somjich have be­come the first same-sex cou­ple to be mar­ried at Queens­land’s Registry of Births Deaths and Mar­riages since the pass­ing of the Mar­riage Equal­ity Bill in De­cem­ber. The cer­e­mony was fol­lowed by a cel­e­bra­tion at a Thai restau­rant. In a Face­book post­ing the cou­ple said, “We just want to say thank you. Thank you to Aus­tralia.” Mr Somjich said, “I never thought this would hap­pen. I never thought it would be le­gal.” A Gold Coast cou­ple be­came the first same-sex cou­ple to marry in Queens­land last week.

PHOTO: JONO SEARLE

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