Australia : Same-sex marriage signed into law by the Governor General

Governor General Peter Cosgrove has given Royal Assent to the same-sex marriage bill and passed it into law.

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The Governor General has signed the law to legalise same-sex marriage this morning, completing the legal process and formally changing the Marriage Act.

The Royal Assent is a final step before any bill can pass into law, and comes following the historic vote in the parliament on Thursday.

“It is now part of Australian law,” an elated Malcolm Turnbull said.

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“It is a big Australian hug for all same-sex couples,” Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told Channel Nine on Friday morning, in a string of media interviews.

Congratulation Australia !