‘WHAT A DAY FOR LOVE,’ PM SAYS OF LEGAL GAY UNIONS
CANBERRA Australia’s Parliament voted Thursday to allow same-sex marriage across the country, following a bitter debate settled by a much-criticized government survey of voters that strongly endorsed change.
The bill changes the definition of marriage from solely between a man and a woman to “a union of two people” excluding all others.
“What a day. What a day for love, for equality, for respect. Australia has done it,” Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told Parliament.
The Senate passed the same legislation last week 43 votes to 12.