Australian Government Passes Marriage Equality Law

Australia’s parliament has legislated for marriage equality, passing a bill almost unanimously to allow two people, regardless of sex, to marry.
The House of Representatives passed a cross-party bill after an unprecedented national postal survey gave unstoppable momentum to legislate the historic social reform. Australia, which changed the law in 2004 to say that marriage is only between a man and a woman, now becomes the 25th country to recognize same-sex marriage.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for RBI Assistant Mains 2017 Exam-
  • Australia Capital- Canberra, Australian Prime Minister- Malcolm Turnbull.
  • The Netherlands (April 2001)- was the First Nation to grant the same-sex couples.
Source- The Guardian


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