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Australian parliament approves same-sex marriage

Australian parliament approves same-sex marriage
From BBC - December 6, 2017

Same-sex marriage will become legal in Australia after a historic bill was passed in the House of Representatives.

An overwhelming majority of MPs 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.

The result brings an end to more than a decade of robust and often bitter debate on the issue.

Many same-sex marriage supporters travelled to Canberra to witness the outcome in the lower house.

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