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Australia Legalises Same-Sex Marriage Following Months of Debate

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News video: Australia Legalises Same-Sex Marriage Following Months of DebateAustralia Legalises Same-Sex Marriage Following Months of Debate

The Australian government voted to legalise same-sex marriage on Thursday, December 7, as cheers erupted in the public gallery.The vote followed a non-binding postal survey that revealed on November 15 the majority of Australians supported the legislation.

Various amendments to the bill failed, with some arguing it did not do enough to protect religious freedom, The Australian reported.The bill was set to become law after it goes to the Governor General of Australia.

Shortly after the announcement at about 6pm, some members of the gallery began to sing “I Am Australian”. Credit: Parliament of Australia via Storyful.

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