Identical-sex marriage will turn out to be authorized in Australia after a historic invoice was handed within the Home of Representatives.
An awesome majority of MPs voted to alter the Marriage Act, eight days after a equally decisive consequence within the Senate.
The vote set off quick celebrations in parliament, prompting cheers, applause and even a track.
The consequence brings an finish to greater than a decade of strong and infrequently bitter debate on the problem.
Many same-sex marriage supporters travelled to Canberra to witness the end result within the decrease home.
The laws sailed by means of parliament with out amendments after Australians overwhelmingly supported the reform in a voluntary national poll.
Australia’s governor-general is predicted to approve the invoice within the coming days, marking its official passage into legislation.
Emotional MPs hugged one another earlier than supporters within the public gallery started singing “I’m, you’re, we’re Australian”.
Greater than 100 MPs had spoken on the laws after it was tabled within the Home of Representatives.
Greater than 12.7 million individuals – about 79.5% of eligible voters – took half within the nationwide ballot, which ran for eight weeks.