Crikey Worm

Dec 8, 2017

Crikey Worm: parliament says ‘yes’ to marriage equality

Good morning, early birds. A watershed moment in Australian history as the Australian Parliament finally passes marriage equality legislation. Plus, Channel Seven has begun legal action against former employee Amber Harrison. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Max Chalmers

Freelance journalist


Same-sex marriages are expected to begin in Australia on January 9, 2018, after parliament passed historic marriage laws with a massive vote of support.

Fairfax reports that Governor-General Peter Cosgrove will sign the bill into law today meaning same-sex couples can lodge notice of their intent to marry tomorrow, making them eligible to do so in one month’s time.

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