Australia votes to allow same sex marriage: ‘What a day for love, for equality, for respect’ | The Independent

Australia‘s Parliament has voted to allow same-sex marriage across the nation, sparking celebrations and declarations of “a day for love”.

The House of Representatives passed a bill to change the definition of marriage to simply “a union of two people”, instead of a man and a woman, after the country overwhelmingly endorsed the move in a public ballot last month following a bitter and divisive debate.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull proclaimed a “day for love, for equality, for respect” as Australia became the 26th country in the world to legalise same-sex ceremonies.

Source: ]The Independent

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