Tears as Aus­tralia al­lows same-sex mar­riages

The Daily Telegraph - - World news -

Aus­tralia’s par­lia­ment voted yes­ter­day to al­low same-sex mar­riage across the nation, fol­low­ing a bit­ter de­bate set­tled by a gov­ern­ment sur­vey of vot­ers that strongly en­dorsed change.

The pub­lic gallery in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives erupted with ap­plause when the bill was passed. It changes the def­i­ni­tion of mar­riage to “a union of two peo­ple”. Cham­pagne and tears flowed in Par­lia­ment House as gay celebri­ties in­clud­ing Ian Thorpe, the Olympic swim­mer, and Magda Szuban­ski, the ac­tress, hugged law­mak­ers and mem­bers of the pub­lic.


Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.