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Australian parliament approves same-sex marriage

Same-sex marriage will become legal in Australia after a historic bill was passed in the House of Representatives.

The lower house had been widely expected to pass the legislation, after the bill drew broad cross-party support.

The Senate voted decisively in favour of the legislation last week.

Many same-sex marriage supporters travelled to Canberra to witness the outcome in the lower house.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s government introduced the bill after Australians overwhelmingly voted in support of same-sex marriage in a national vote.

More than 100 MPs spoke on the legislation after it was tabled in the House of Representatives.

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It will become law after being approved without amendments.

More than 12.7 million people – about 79.5% of eligible voters – took part in the national poll, which ran for eight weeks.

Source: BBC

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