You must be knowing about the gay marriages being legalized in so many countries now. Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France are some of the countries that have legalized the same-sex marriage after 9th dec 2017. After the historic vote, the Australian agreed to say ‘I do’ to gay marriage. A 30 day wait period was placed on couples after they were done with the registration process. The first wedding was expected to take place on January 9th. However, some couples sought exemption due to some of their circumstances.
Introduction Of Same-Sex Marriage
Introduction of same-sex marriage laws has varied by jurisdiction, being variously accomplished through the legislative change to marriage laws, a court ruling based on constitutional guarantees of equality, or by direct popular vote.
The First Marriage After The Law Passed In Australia
Lauren Price, 31, and Amy Laker, 29 are the first gay couple to marry in Australia. Wearing traditional white gowns. the couple said ‘i do’ in Macarthur Park in Camden, south-west of Sydney.
When The Ceremony Started
Holding the bright yellow sunflower matching bouquets, Amy walked down the aisle with their dogs to complete the rituals.
They were originally planning for a commitment ceremony at the British consulate in the country since Lauren hale from Wales in the UK. However, after the law passed they managed to skip that 30 days wait period as Lauren’s family members had already travelled to Sydney.
How Did They Meet?
They met each other at a pub in Sydney three years ago. They got engaged a year later after Lauren proposed to Amy that too at the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Have A Seat And Not A Side
Encircled by their loved ones, their unique day looked both wonderful and massively fun with a charming sign requesting guests to ‘pick a seat and not a side as whichever way it’s for a lady’.
Beautiful Plans Ahead
The couple said while talking to a news channel that they wanted the wedding to be simple and they had planned this for about 18 months. They were just waiting for the law to be passed in their favour. Amy and Lauren said they are planning to start a family next year.
Displaying The Support After The Results
On November 15 after the votes were counted, 61.1 percent of Australians had voted in favour of allowing the same-sex marriage. Once the announcement was made all the supporters took it to the streets with a rainbow flag in hand.