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After a month-long registration period for same-sex marriage in Australia. Commonwealth Games sprinter and his athlete fiance were among the first to wed as same-sex-marriage became legal in Australia. After a month-long registration period, Australia now joins more than 20 other nations allowing same-sex weddings.

Introduction Of Same-Sex Marriage

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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.

Australian Parliament Approves Same-Sex Marriage

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An overwhelming majority of MP’s voted to change the Marriage Act, eight days after a similarly decisive result in the Senate.The vote set off immediate celebrations in parliament, prompting cheers, applause and even a song.

A Long Engagement: Weddings Waiting For Marriage Equality

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The 47-year-old, who still lives in Brisbane, says although that law is now gone and the Australian state recognizes his relationship with his long-term partner, it won’t let them marry. It has been a long engagement for Australian same-sex couples as it remains unclear if they will ever have the chance to legally wed.

The Moment Australians Said Yes

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Australia has voted decisively in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage. The result was greeted with celebrations in Sydney – and a proposal. Turn to next page for the exciting story on the same-sex marriage.