Friday, December 08, 2017

Congratulations, Australia!

Yesterday, the Australian House of Representatives voted to legalise marriage equality. Only four MPs voted against the measure, which passed without amendment. Some prominent opponents didn’t vote either way. The Australian Senate passed the measure last week.

Today Australia’s Governor General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, gave Royal Assent to the bill, and it is now law. The first same-gender weddings can be held on January 9.

Congratulations, Australia!

The graphic above is from the Facebook Page of Australian Marriage Equality.


rogerogreen said...

So was this a result of your intense lobbying while you were in coiuntry?

Arthur Schenck (AmeriNZ) said...

Obviously. Plus, being an annoying reminder to them: A happily married gay couple daring to go about our business all married and stuff. And part of a large extended family as a married couple. And fully accepted as a married couple by our country and society. Australians really hate it when New Zealanders don't even have to do anything and still be obviously better than they are.

So, obviously the Australian Parliament had to fix that by enacting marriage equality. Now they'll claim they had it before New Zealand. And so it goes. 😉