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More than 370 same-sex marriages have been registered across Australia within the first month of same-sex weddings becoming legal.
Lauren Price and her partner Amy Laker tie the knot in Sydney, becoming the first same-sex couple to do so in Australia.
Governor General Peter Cosgrove has given Royal Assent to the same-sex marriage bill and passed it into law.
Malcolm Turnbull wants to make sure celebrants don't have to preside over same-sex weddings and religious organisations don't lose charity status if they believe marriage should only be between men and women.
The Australian government should introduce marriage equality legislation without delay, following results of the national postal survey in favour of marriage equality, Human Rights Watch said today. 61.6 percent of respondents voted for equal marriage rights for same-sex couples. The postal survey had high response rates, with 79.5 percent of eligible voters returning the poll.
Australians has had their say and 7,817,247 people voted yes to same-sex marriage.
Australians have had their say in the gay marriage debate, with more than 12.6 million ballots received before the survey officially closed.
Australia appears on track for a yes vote in the same-sex marriage postal survey when results are reported next week, according to the latest Guardian Essential poll, where 64% of people who have voted say they’ve cast a yes ballot.
MY dog Mack made a fairly unexpected entry into the same-sex marriage debate yesterday.
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