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Australian Same-Sex Wedding

Two couples have tied the knot on Saturday at the first two same-sex weddings held since marriage equality became law.

Broadway Chapel

Brisbane couple James and Nick can’t wait to welcome the first same-sex couples to their wedding chapel.

Sandy Wert and Chris Symanski

Gay couples across Queensland have begun planning their weddings, the first of which are set to begin in early January.


A Melbourne couple are racing against time to get married while one partner is battling cancer.

Adelaide Pride Walk 2

Adelaide’s rainbow-coloured “Pride Walk” has been updated to include another major milestone for the LGBTI community: marriage equality. The painted pathway in Light Square in the CBD was installed in 2016 and includes a timeline of significant LGBTI events in the state, including the first pride march and the decriminalisation of homosexuality. On Thursday, an …

Bermuda Marriage Equality same-sex couples

Lawmakers on the island of Bermuda have voted to abolish the country’s recognition of same-sex marriages and replace the unions with “domestic partnerships”. The Domestic Partnership Act 2017 was introduced this week and passed both the country’s House of Assembly and Senate. It must be signed by the governor before it becomes law. Same-sex marriage …


A New South Wales couple will reportedly become the first same-sex couple to legally wed in Australia after the passage of marriage equality. Lauren Price, 31, and Amy Laker, 29, will tie the knot on Saturday afternoon, weeks before other couples can. Marriage equality came into effect last Saturday, and weddings were expected to begin …


A same-sex couple from Melbourne will be one of the very first in the country to legally marry following the passage of marriage equality. Weddings were expected to begin from January 9 after same-sex couples had given their required one month’s notice. But Melbourne woman Stephanie Dyball will legally marry her partner Megan Stapleton next …


Marriage equality advocates have applauded changes to federal immigration laws allowing equal treatment for same-sex couples applying for partner visas. The Immigration Department announced on Saturday it had broadened the category of applicants for partner visas to include same-sex couples after marriage equality took effect that day. Under the changes, a person in a same-sex …

West Australian Liberal Senator Dean Smith

Liberal senator Dean Smith has said he’s “chuffed” to be receiving invitations to same-sex weddings in 2018. Smith’s same-sex marriage bill, co-signed by eight other senators, passed its final vote last Thursday amid emotional scenes in the House of Representatives. The senator, who is gay, told PerthNow that he’d been “inundated” with personal stories from …

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