Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Same-Sex Couples Begin Marrying In Australia

Craig Burns and Luke Sullivan get married in Australia.
Quartz reports:

A month after parliament voted to legalize same-sex marriage, gay couples tied the knot in Australia on the first day same-sex weddings could officially take place.

One of the first couples to do so were athletes Craig Burns and Luke Sullivan, who got married hours after midnight today (Jan. 9) in New South Wales.

Australia held a postal ballot late last year to measure public opinion on marriage equality; a majority in every state supported it, according to results announced on Nov. 15, with 62% of respondents voting in favor overall. Parliament made same-sex marriage legal in early December.

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