Same-sex marriages can take place in Australia from January 9th. Celebrations continued late into the night in Oxford Street, the center of Sydney's gay nightlife which is in Turnbull's electorate. Gay rights advocates praised the landmark vote even as they said it was long overdue. Add your comment to this story Show Comments. I think this is so wonderful," he said after Parliament passed the bill and the public gallery erupted with a standing ovation. Relatives have contested wills that left estates to same-sex partners, and gays and lesbians want rights to access and medical consultation when a partner is hospitalized. An error has occurred.
Dec 07, · The Australian public voted decisively for legalizing gay marriage in a nonbinding referendum last month. Credit Daniel Munoz/Getty Images “This is a big victory,” said Evan Wolfson, the founder of Freedom to Marry, which led the campaign for marriage equality in the United States. LGBT rights in Australia. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights in Australia have gradually progressed since the late 20th century to the point where LGBT people have most of the same rights and protections as other residents, with the notable exception of marriage. Dec 08, · Gay marriage in Australia became a law Friday as the prime minister gained a final signature on a bill hours after it was overwhelming endorsed by.