Australia embraces immorality and makes same-sex marriage legal

Liberal MP Warren Entsch hugs Labor MP Linda Burney as they celebrate the passing of the Marriage Amendment Bill in the ...

Liberal MP Warren Entsch hugs Labor MP Linda Burney as they celebrate the passing of the Marriage Amendment Bill in the House of Representatives. Photo: AAP

Australia’s Federal Parliament on Thursday approved legislation legalizing same-sex marriage, a move expected after the public embraced marriage equality in a postal survey last month. Public opinion has shifted since Australian politicians changed the Marriage Act 13 years ago to explicitly prohibit same-sex unions. “Australia has done it. What a day for love, for equality, for respect,” Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said. “This belongs to us all. This is Australia — fair, diverse, loving, and filled with respect for every one of us. This has been a great, unifying day in our history.”

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