Gay Bill sails through in Oz

The Citizen (KZN) - - WORLD - Syd­ney

– Gay cou­ples will be able to legally marry in Aus­tralia af­ter a same-sex mar­riage Bill sailed through par­lia­ment yes­ter­day, end­ing decades of po­lit­i­cal wran­gling.

There were loud cheers, hugs and sus­tained clap­ping in the 150-seat 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 equal­ity, for re­spect!” Prime Min­is­ter Mal­colm Turn­bull told the House. – AFP

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