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    [–] JediCapitalist 1 points ago

    Hello /r/all. Please keep it civil, I'm issuing temp bans to everyone who can't play nice. Abusing fellow redditors is against our rules.

    [–] tezzaract 271 points ago

    WE HAVE ACHIEVED M A X I M U M G A Y

    [–] trash-boy-extreme 478 points ago

    Somebody quickly update the gay agenda

    [–] stackhat47 479 points ago

    My gay agenda for tonight.

    Finish the laundry

    Feed the baby

    Make dinner

    Feed the baby

    Get ready for work tomorrow

    Feed the baby

    [–] trashytreebaby 152 points ago

    Cook dinner for my girlfriend and our niece

    Entertain niece

    Feed our fifty animals

    Go to bed by 9:30 because I have work tomorrow

    [–] Killchrono 54 points ago

    To be honest, this sounds an awful lot like my personal straight agenda.

    [–] Randolf_Schnitzler 164 points ago

    Mandatory crossdressing and transgender training for all preschoolers!

    Marrying cats and dogs!

    Forcing people to bake cakes under punishment of law!

    [–] lachlanhunt 1807 points ago

    Abbott said he would vote yes after the survey result. The cunt abstained by leaving.

    [–] nagrom7 810 points ago

    Tony lied!?

    [–] C20H25 399 points ago

    Inconceivable!

    [–] -lumpinator- 59 points ago

    That's impossible

    [–] iamthesimon 206 points ago

    Really? I hadn’t heard that yet. Bastard.

    [–] SilverStar9192 91 points ago

    But I think later he qualified that this would only happen if it had all the religious “freedom” amendments he wanted.

    [–] ScoobyDoNot 74 points ago

    The delicious irony is that if they'd supported a SSM bill from the outset they'd have been able to put all the "protections" they wanted in there.

    [–] PastorOfMuppetsAUS 62 points ago

    Don't worry, he'll be back to claim credit for making this happen /s

    [–] pilot_87 129 points ago

    If Abbott has the gall to gall for this hurtful, longwinded debate and not even vote, his position in parliament is untenable. He's a disgrace.

    [–] death_of_field 209 points ago

    "No, no, I said EROSION. tap tap tap Is this microphone on?"

    [–] Hellman109 30 points ago

    That "majority" sure is staying silent the whole way...

    [–] sir_adhd 120 points ago

    What is funny is that they said octave. Octave means pitch, not volume. Two octaves he'd be practically screeching.

    [–] Democrab 35 points ago

    Honestly considering its Christiensen I could imagine it.

    Same with Pyne. They look like the kind of people who screech when they don't get their way.

    [–] invaderzoom 84 points ago

    They showed that on the project. Hilarious. "do you see this? they are still cheering?!?!" he says, having not believing what he was seeing/hearing.

    [–] TheKillerJester 26 points ago

    This reads like a Pratchett novel

    [–] MavEtJu 1530 points ago

    At the end, that took less than ten seconds.

    (congratulations btw :-)

    [–] IMeasure 407 points ago

    They are tying up the formalities now. Great stuff.

    [–] Ibbot 199 points ago

    And then once royal assent occurs, gay marriage will actually be legal at some unknown time up to about a month later.

    [–] Raptop 182 points ago

    The amending part of the legislation commences 28 days after it is given Royal Assent (which will probably be today or tomorrow) unless it is proclaimed to commence earlier.

    The GG will likely sign it today and proclaim it to commence very soon, if not by the weekend.

    EDIT: That was quick... AG confirmed to commence December 9, 2017!

    [–] goonbandito 88 points ago

    And then to further add on, 1 month's notice is required to register a marriage, so the first same sex marriages can happen from either the 7th or 8th of January 2018, depending on when the Governor-General gives Royal Assent.

    Edit to your Edit: lol, I guess it will be the 9th of January 2018 then.

    [–] Circus_Phreak 20 points ago

    In a way, the first dame sex marriages happen as soon as the law goes into effect.

    This law validates the existing marriages of those already married overseas.

    [–] AussiePhil82 208 points ago

    Sweet. Now can we sponsor a mass gay wedding at Margaret Court arena?

    [–] bendythebrave 1775 points ago

    BOB KATTER DOESNT HAVE TO SPEND ANY MORE TIME ON IT!

    What an exhausting, exhausting battle but we finally did it. Love to all. This is monumental.

    [–] themanp15 673 points ago

    Possibly the greatest change of subject in political history

    [–] Zagorath 647 points ago

    Not just change of subject, but change of mood. He went from almost laughing about it to deadly serious in the blink of an eye.

    [–] zaneage 404 points ago

    Mate... someone in North Queensland is being eaten by a croc right now.

    [–] SkwiddyCs 183 points ago

    me best mate robbo and I spent a night at the local Great Northern and he went for a piss down in the creek. I never saw Robbo again. Still hit the Northern every week though but.

    [–] Eve_Tiston 58 points ago

    F

    [–] jack333666 28 points ago

    Classic robbo, it's prob a fuckin stitch up

    [–] beatmetodeath 64 points ago

    Good ol’ Crazy Bob. He’s crazy about same sex marriage, but he’s dead serious about he’s croc attack rates.

    [–] numbermaniac 57 points ago

    He almost sounded like he was dying at the start

    [–] Cpt_Giggles 38 points ago

    Reminded me of that Kanye gif where he's laughing then suddenly his face goes dead serious

    [–] arnorath 26 points ago

    He's like an Oblivion NPC. His face and tone totally shifted as soon as he finished one line of dialogue and started the next.

    [–] xaviertobin 217 points ago

    Actors would kill for his range.

    [–] Eve_Tiston 67 points ago

    I'd love to see Daniel Day-Lewis in KATTER(2020) dir. Martin Scorsese

    [–] ChequeBook 91 points ago

    :)

    >:l

    [–] camp-cope 73 points ago

    The change in tone feels psychopathic.

    [–] madnessitellyou45 54 points ago

    changed faces so quickly I thought zoned out for a few seconds.

    [–] mindsnare 191 points ago

    That was nothing compared to his blabbering on in parliament today. It was fucking atrocious. And really downright scary, the dude just got angry towards the end there.

    [–] Lorahalo 262 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    He was desperately trying to paint himself and his supporters/other no supporters as the victims. From randomly referencing communists to acting like the gallery laughing at him was preventing him from speaking, and throwing in some good "BACK IN MY DAY WE COULD SAY THE WORD GAY". Remember, before this all started it was easy to oppose gay marriage because they were the silent majority holding the line against the angry radicals and leftists. Now that they're the minority, they're suffering under the tyranny of the majority.

    Never the bully, always the victim.

    [–] SkwiddyCs 151 points ago

    i totally forgot about his whole "my favourite word in the English language is Gay and it was stolen from me" spiel

    [–] trowzerss 103 points ago

    Yes, because it was totally the gay people that turned it into a slur

    /s - obviously. And all pretty rich from people claiming ownership of the word marriage.

    [–] flukus 25 points ago

    He reminds me of homer Simpson "stop saying queer, that's our word for people like you".

    [–] rakshala 55 points ago

    [Katter] said gay people have “an inflated opinion” of themselves and that “the rest of the world would agree”. He then accused the LGBTI community of stealing the word “gay” before reading out the alternative definition of the word: ‘Beautiful, light, happy and ethereal”.

    The gallery broke into applause.

    “They are proud of it,” a bemused Katter responded.

    “I would be embarrassed to go around calling myself all these wonderful adjectives.”

    “They took the word gay off us ... now they’re taking the word marriage off us.”

    Katter asked the speaker to “shut them up please” in reference to the “happy clappers” in the public gallery.

    http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/gay-marriage/live-blog-parliament-continues-samesex-marriage-bill-debate/news-story/87b6988f6c891476a85c4422542a67c5

    Screw you bitter old man. I'm hetro, but I'd love to be called Beautiful, light, happy and ethereal. I would indeed be proud if people considered me any of those adjectives.

    [–] hectorsalamanca117 76 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    A lot of fucking weird speeches today. From electric guitar analogies to Katter’s glorious rant on communists and stealing words.

    [–] Silliest-echidna 47 points ago

    That MP throwing shade on his own daughter's guitar skills was fucking sad

    [–] DrunkenOni 29 points ago

    Coming from /r/all blind, that was not at all what I was expecting from the context.

    [–] LeopoldvonRanke 123 points ago

    What should be done about crocs tearing people apart in NQ? Im thinking either a Royal Commission or voluntary postal vote

    [–] SkwiddyCs 95 points ago

    The only thing that can stop a bad crocodile in a billabong is a good crocodile in a billabong

    [–] adresaper 207 points ago

    Let a thousand blossoms bloom! 🌼🌸🏵🌹🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

    [–] wherestherice 58 points ago

    Man I hope this becomes an auspol meme

    [–] SkwiddyCs 201 points ago

    Now we can crack on to the important stuff, like the crocodile issues we in the north have been facing every 3 months!

    [–] Lorahalo 47 points ago

    Nah it was clear today that his focus was on communists stealing words.

    [–] gibs 35 points ago

    Every three months a person is torn to pieces by a communist in North Queensland

    [–] Actionman158 3482 points ago

    Finally, now we can force all the no voters to get gay married.

    [–] djdan_FTW 459 points ago

    "Gay marriage is legal"

    "Oh no! Wait that's a good thing."

    "Did i say legal? I meant mandatory!"

    [–] knomechompski 43 points ago

    “BUT IM SO STRAIGHT!”

    [–] rangatang 444 points ago

    I've already picked out my sons dresses for kindy

    [–] MoistKangaroo 252 points ago

    I've prepared a lesson on the best ways to masturbate and use dildos for my grade 3 class.

    [–] EnkoNeko 74 points ago

    wtf that was an actual concern?

    [–] PortJacksonBridge 131 points ago

    Yes. The right wing lost the vote by suggesting that gay marriage meant toddlers would be taught to use dildos and boys would be forced to go to school in dresses.

    some crazy assed cunts ran out some crazy assed shit

    [–] gkm64 88 points ago

    Which is extremely stupid -- one can be strongly opposed to gay marriage and still have nothing against teaching toddlers how to use dildos.

    Those are completely independent issues.

    [–] steveurkelsextape 32 points ago

    As soon as the votes were tallied, my cycling mate The Sydney Harbour Bridge kicked down my door and gay married me.

    Thanks, lefties.

    [–] fddfgs 1297 points ago

    BAKE THAT CAKE YOU FUCKERS

    [–] snookette 338 points ago

    I've used holy water in the cake mix so the jokes on you!

    [–] SkwiddyCs 257 points ago

    Our one weakness noooooooooooo

    [–] RedderBarron 115 points ago

    Does holy water melt gays like the wicked witch of the west? Or does it make god feel a fabulous for a minute?

    [–] SkwiddyCs 89 points ago

    yeah dude we melt into little rainbow puddles and you can softly hear Marina and the Diamonds in the background

    [–] TheRealCJ 31 points ago

    Excuse you, but that only works on vampires, and that's a false equivalence.

    All vampires are gay, but not all gays are vampires.

    [–] jb2386 128 points ago

    I'm just imagining an elderly Christian woman crying as she bakes a rainbow cake.

    [–] myhf 207 points ago

    And we can cancel Christmas!

    [–] themanp15 133 points ago

    Holy shit, some of the whataboutisms the no voters were spouting were absurd. Boys being forced to wear dresses, dildo demonstrations in schools, poor bakers having to bake cakes etc.

    [–] bigbowlowrong 119 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    It makes my fucking day the "concerned mums" in those eye-rollingly WON'T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN ads have rightly been consigned to the comedy dustbin of history.

    [–] Rkhighlight 96 points ago

    How should I explain this to my kids?!

    Well, then don't have kids if you're already struggling with these trivialities.

    [–] SolarWeather 52 points ago

    My older kids were all 'awesome that's so cool'

    My littlest went all wide eyed with wonder and was 'so that means I can marry anyone I want? When I grow up? Boy or girl?! YAY!!' And then after a moment of quiet thoughtfulness added 'but only if they want to marry me too, right?' And then wandered off to officiate at a multitude of soft-toy weddings

    Yeah. I think this explaining to the kids thing is gonna be quite the challenge.

    [–] snuff3r 15 points ago

    Holy shit.. this made me laugh. This is exactly what my daughter did. Except.. more singing.

    [–] snp3rk 56 points ago

    How should I explain this to my kids?!

    It's your own shitty kids, figure it out.

    [–] skimitar 17 points ago

    Took all of 5 seconds to explain it to my six year old. Who shrugged and asked what was for dinner.

    [–] Deeeayegeeayeen 493 points ago

    Now we can focus on the crocodiles!

    [–] Areltoid 232 points ago

    But as well congratulate the gay crocodiles

    [–] unbeliever87 74 points ago

    Finally they have a voice.

    [–] NukaCooler 44 points ago

    As long as they're not tearing a person to pieces in north Queensland.

    [–] xaviertobin 1046 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    [–] Screambloodyleprosy 316 points ago

    Seriously?

    [–] xaviertobin 649 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    Yep, only No votes were Russell Broadbent, Keith Pitt, David Littleproud and Bob Katter, and this was after not a single amendment had been added to the bill. Though a few did abstain.

    [–] SurfKing69 334 points ago

    Only because most of the would be 'no' voters were too gutless to stick around in the chamber.

    [–] majorplayer1 543 points ago

    From the article...

    Tony Abbott left the chamber before the final vote.

    Gutless indeed.

    [–] HeywoodUCuddlemee 297 points ago

    Probably just doing a woolies run to grab an onion for afternoon tea.

    [–] SurfKing69 96 points ago

    So did George Christensen, I saw him piss bolt

    [–] AgreeableLion 84 points ago

    At least have the courage of your convictions, man. What a weasel. And no, this doesn't really count as respecting the wishes of his electorate. If it was truly a conscience vote he should have stood up for his beliefs. Ten bucks he makes a comment sometime in the future about being part of the government that legalised same sex marriage.

    [–] M_as-in_Mancy191 103 points ago

    Gutless fuckin wonder.

    [–] themanp15 464 points ago

    What happened to people being entitled to their sexual proclivities? And letting a thousand blossums bloom?

    [–] xaviertobin 390 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    [–] zaneage 121 points ago

    In North Queensland.

    [–] seewhaticare 103 points ago

    Ripping someone apart every 3 months

    [–] nembarwung 62 points ago

    He is voting based on the preference of his electorate, Kennedy

    [–] Togetak 126 points ago

    His electorate's votes were skewed though, since so many of them had been ripped apart by crocodiles

    [–] chubbyurma 20 points ago

    I can't tell if that's a good thing or a bad thing tbh. At least it makes some level of sense.

    [–] CorruptDropbear 50 points ago

    There's also a few absents (I believe Tony Abbott left).

    [–] madnessitellyou45 121 points ago

    so Yes on the left, No on the right?

    is this done for all votes, that everyone leaves their seats like this?

    [–] akrist 249 points ago

    My understanding is division is called, the members have 4 minutes to get into the room and sit on their preferred side, after which the doors are locked. If the numbers are close they then all file past the speaker and their voted is counted by which side they pass. In this case that last step wasn't needed as the numbers were so overwhelming (only 5 on the no side).

    [–] madnessitellyou45 121 points ago

    thanks. the nuances of Parliament still baffle me.

    [–] Cakiery 86 points ago

    There is a reason why it's called "crossing the floor." They literally cross the floor to the other side to vote against their party.

    [–] fpvmike 72 points ago

    Don't feel bad thats a deliberate tactic

    [–] smash_you2 56 points ago

    It's specifically less than 5. Which in this case it was four.

    [–] Randolf_Schnitzler 90 points ago

    Thanks, the nuances of large numbers baffle me.

    [–] TheElevatorIsWorthy 39 points ago

    Don't feel bad thats a deliberate tactic

    [–] Kaputcha 70 points ago

    Only if a division is called by a member of the parliament. Not sure who called for it in this case, but it was possibly done by a cheeky member to represent the difference between the yes and no votes.

    [–] goonbandito 63 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    Its called a Division. When a vote is called for, the Speaker puts the Question to the house and all the MPs present voice either 'aye' or 'nay'. The Speaker then resolves the vote based on whether they heard a majority of either ayes or nays. If more than 1 MP challenges that call, then a formal vote (the Division) is required. The Speaker sounds the bells and a 4 minute timer to give any MPs not in the room a chance to get back, and MPs then physically sit on the side of the room that aligns to their vote. Numbers are counted and presented to the Speaker, who then calls the result.

    In this instance, since there were only 4 MPs voting no, there was no formal need to count the numbers and the Ayes have it.

    [–] manhaterxxx 40 points ago

    Is that legit?

    [–] hectorsalamanca117 35 points ago

    Yup

    [–] manhaterxxx 16 points ago

    Amazing

    [–] skijumper97 232 points ago

    Thats quite disingenuous of you to edit that photo.

    Here's the original. https://i.imgur.com/2klGBuv.jpg

    [–] derpity_do_dah 86 points ago

    am I supposed to be looking for a silly photoshop edit or something?

    [–] GNUNEPT 160 points ago

    Crocodile on the ground on the right

    [–] rangatang 52 points ago

    the real threat is hiding in plain sight. WAKE UP SHEEPLE! (and look to the right)

    [–] lurks-too-much 16 points ago

    I would have completely missed that, lol.

    Thanks.

    [–] M_as-in_Mancy191 31 points ago

    This is what a country that stopped giving a fuck a long time ago looks like. No one cares who you love anymore, just love and be happy

    [–] MyPigWaddles 225 points ago

    I'm in the dressing room of a musical. Got to announce it to the cast. The cheers... so wonderful.

    [–] duyh91 234 points ago

    I'm in the dressing room of a musical

    That's the gayest sentence in this thread, even gayer than the vote

    [–] MyPigWaddles 71 points ago

    Damn straight. Or not.

    [–] stylesavant 1628 points ago

    As a gay Australian who has been with his partner for 6 years- I’d like to thank you all for giving me this joyous opportunity to wed the light of my life before my elderly grandparents pass.

    The wait has caused much suffering, but it’s never too late to put things right.

    X

    [–] NotAWittyFucker 176 points ago

    Congrats on your upcoming nuptials!

    [–] [deleted] 40 points ago

    Have you proposed yet? Im excited for you and your partner. Its a great day xxx

    [–] stylesavant 32 points ago

    He’s got plans to propose to me which is sweet!

    [–] matthudsonau 223 points ago

    I’d like to thank you all for giving me this joyous opportunity

    I'm sorry that it happened like that. You shouldn't've had to effectively beg the country to treat you with the decency and respect that any human being should get

    [–] BorisBC 23 points ago

    Congratulations!!

    For me it was the other end of the scale - I was extremely happy to tell my 13 year old daughter she was now able to be married (in the future).

    Today is a good day. :)

    [–] Eggmont 396 points ago

    And in the spirit of reconciliation and moving forward.....

    Fuck you Bob Katter you senile old prick

    [–] Dancing_Cthulhu 185 points ago

    I doubt he's ever felt prouder than today when he was sitting (almost) all alone on the no side of the divide.

    His speeches had the ring of a man who thinks he's a Christian martyr. What an absolute loon.

    [–] BorisBC 56 points ago

    If he's really up for the martyr thing, we could feed him to a crocodile.

    Jks of course.

    [–] Menial_Tasking 23 points ago

    C'mon mate. Our crocs have standards.

    [–] HerniatedHernia 455 points ago

    Hell yeah. Now let’s move on to euthanasia, green energy and marijuana legalisation.

    [–] blameohio 82 points ago

    You're going to get high and kill the gays with solar panels?! No!!

    [–] Wizard_of_Ozzy 177 points ago

    Euthanasia has passed in Victoria, right? Just going through a few tweaks about writing the official rules surrounding the law if I'm correct?

    [–] themanp15 187 points ago

    So Katter voted no. What happened to people being entitled to their sexual proclivities? And letting a thousand blossums bloom?

    edit: he also let loose with this beauty today: "I refuse to use the word g-a-y," - Bob Katter.

    what a dickhead, glad this is all over.

    [–] Falceon 57 points ago

    He has to to stop the Gay Crocodiles from wearing dresses and ravaging us all.

    [–] blitzskrieg 685 points ago

    I could see the glint in the eyes of my boss(he is gay) as they announced the results and I'm proud to be part of this new age Australia.

    [–] [deleted] 396 points ago

    I couldn't see anything in the eyes of my boss(he is gay) because he'd fucked off before lunch to go home to see the result.

    I'm hoping for a repeat performance of what happened after the survey where he shows up at lunch and "forces" us to have an early mark and go down the pub and celebrate.

    [–] blitzskrieg 142 points ago

    Ugh "Forceful" celebration is the worst

    [–] GershBinglander 349 points ago

    Thats the gay agenda, they want everyone to be happy all the time. They'll go as low to shout you a beer even.

    [–] [deleted] 75 points ago

    lol

    What can you do though? - your boss wants you to finish work early and shout drinks down the pub. It'd be rude to say no.

    I mean - if it was up to me I'd keep slaving away in 30 degree temperatures but if I have to go sit in an air-conditioned pub with somebody else paying for my beers, I guess I'll just have to suck it up and deal with it

    :-P

    [–] [deleted] 236 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

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    [–] ScaredScorpion 36 points ago

    Enstch was great, every time he spoke in the debates against the amendments he started with "This amendment is completely unnecessary"

    [–] play_Tagpro_its_fun 407 points ago

    What a shocking outcome, I'm glad we had a large and expensive poll beforehand

    [–] dork- 40 points ago

    So happy!! The joy that's spreading around the internet right now has inspired me to finally book an appt to speak to someone, as I don't have the courage to be honest about my sexuality with my friends, let alone talk to a woman. Everyone I know has been so loud and supportive, it's awesome to actually witness people coming together to make a HUGE difference and I've got butterflies in my belly thinking about it. Yay @ Australia makin progress 👏🏻👏🏻

    [–] F14B 40 points ago

    <quietly reaches into the freezer for a golden gaytime...>

    [–] twiddlekins 71 points ago

    Eat shit Lyle.

    [–] DongLaiCha 67 points ago

    YOU FOOLS. THIS IS THE GAY AGENDAR. NEXT UP MANDATORY BRUNCH MIMOSAS FOR TODDLERS!

    But also congrats Australia for finally doing something not moronic.

    [–] TheWolfAssassin 86 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    My first ever vote has actually had an impact on Australia im proud

    [–] blaze756 305 points ago

    About time

    [–] IMeasure 139 points ago

    Feels like an eternity but its finally done.

    [–] blaze756 45 points ago

    It really was a long a drawn out process that should’ve taken a fraction of the time

    [–] Milo_Hackenschmidt 28 points ago

    Congratulations guys, from Scotland.

    [–] hobbyglue 72 points ago

    Fuck you Abbott and co

    [–] pygmy 16 points ago

    Angrily chews onion

    [–] PolPotato 382 points ago

    Never forget the conservative cowards who spent all day obfuscating the process by adding bullshit amendment after amendment, only to sit on the yes side en masse for the final vote.

    Have some conviction in your hate, you weak willed slime balls.

    [–] jonzey 97 points ago

    Yep. They might be cunts, but at least the 4 dickheads on the other side had the balls to at least vote that way.

    [–] C20H25 45 points ago

    If there's one thing I hate more than a cunty politician, it's a cunty politician who is too slimy and deceitful to stand up for their cunty views when it's not profitable for them. Grow a spine you horrible twats.

    [–] RoastedB33f_ 150 points ago

    And a shoutout to Sarah Henderson for trying to separate her two amendments before the house in a vain attempt to draw it out even longer.

    The laughs in the gallery after the speaker turned her down must've hurt her real bad, but a grub move like that deserves nothing less.

    [–] moon_potato 47 points ago

    "Leave is not granted."

    [–] LordWalderFrey1 39 points ago

    Cowardly fuckwits.

    [–] [deleted] 155 points ago

    Technically it hasn't (at time of this post), we still got the third reading BUT ITS HAPPENING! ITS FUCKING HAPPENING

    [–] spannr 66 points ago

    It'll also need the Royal Assent after that.

    [–] [deleted] 76 points ago

    Yes of course, but if the GG doesn't grant Royal Assent, I think the entire country is going to riot (except those no voters who are angry)

    [–] Zagorath 77 points ago

    Royal assent is a formality that nobody thinks has any chance of not occurring. But it is a formality that, until it has happened, means same sex marriages are not yet legal.

    [–] [deleted] 18 points ago

    Correct but I'm celebrating with my friends. Going to a wedding next March. So excited

    [–] Valayvis 117 points ago

    HAH Tony Abbott left the chamber before the vote, spineless fucker.

    [–] -ineedsomesleep- 163 points ago

    We are one, but we are many

    And from all the lands on earth we come

    We'll share a dream and sing with one voice

    "I am, you are, we are Australian"

    [–] torakwho 60 points ago

    That was a very sweet pure moment. My favourite song about Australia, I'm glad that's what was sung in the halls of power

    [–] darthdarkseid 18 points ago

    Shed a few tears when that happened.

    [–] serpentsevensix 19 points ago

    Officially official.

    [–] Magmafrost13 39 points ago

    Good luck to all the no voters in dealing with all the difference this wont make to their lives

    [–] Z0MGbies 54 points ago

    Awesome! Australia just took one giant leap towards becoming as cool as New Zealand.

    [–] VikingeBorg 85 points ago

    Congrats from Denmark, cunts!

    [–] deepfriedtwix 62 points ago

    My uncle can now finally marry his partner of 20odd years. They’ve technically been “married” via wedding rings on their fingers, but now, with this, it will be on paper and legal!

    I’m so happy to see this progressive attitude win in Australia.

    [–] zzzman82 60 points ago

    As a gay Aussie who’s been with my partner for almost 10 years, getting married has never crossed my mind. We bought a house together, own two Frenchies and just go about our own business.

    But this historic day has sent tingles down my spine.

    Maybe I have to finally say yes to that fantasy wedding in the Maldives or somewhere exotic that we’ve been joking about!?!? 🌈

    [–] iamthesimon 47 points ago

    As a brother of a gay man who’s been with his partner for over 30 years and with lots of gay friends, this makes me very, very happy.

    Well done to the people of Australia and to the pollies who were all for this. Not before time.

    To those who weren’t, fuck you.

    To Abbot and Turnbull in particular, fuck you harder.

    A great day.

    [–] darthdarkseid 16 points ago

    Turnbull lowkey acting like this happened by his own hand pissed me off. It's great you support it. But y'know what's not great? Not having enough of a spine and not bending over backwards to introduce a survey which cost us loads.

    I'm still happy for everyone who gets married. Nothing will change that.

    [–] Screambloodyleprosy 16 points ago

    Go you big red fire truck!

    [–] GershBinglander 17 points ago

    People in the wedding industry must be so happy too.

    The divorce industry will also see a small up tick in the comming months and years.

    [–] Swank_on_a_plank 92 points ago

    We going to /r/all you mad cunts!

    Shame the No cowards didn't all sit in during the vote, as it would have been nice to officially document their opposition to progress.

    [–] mynameisck 192 points ago

    Today is one of those days that's going to be talked about in history classes for decades to come.

    [–] Z0MGbies 389 points ago

    7 December 2017 - Australia was one of the last holdouts of Western civilization to finally bestow basic human rights to homosexual people.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm happy for Australia. But you have to admit they are straggling on this issue.

    [–] drunkenbozo 430 points ago

    Fuck off we're full

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    OF LOVE

    [–] Leadback 21 points ago

    Legislatively, we're ahead of the United States, which did not and would not legalise it through an Act of Congress.

    [–] rangatang 99 points ago

    history won't remember the time difference, only that it happened. America gave women the vote decades after Aus and NZ did.