In the Canberra parliament's final session of the year on Thursday, lawmakers engaged in a lengthy debate as several amendments put forward by opponents of the bill to legalize same-sex marriage were voted down.
Marriage equality supporters in the parliament's public gallery sang the chorus of the Seekers song I Am Australian - "We'll share a dream and sing with one voice, I am, you are, we are Australian" - after the vote passed. "This is Australia: fair, diverse, loving and filled with respect".
The law will likely come into effect in about a month, with the first wedding expected about a month later.
Or people who voted yes.
The passing of the bill will also have another change when it comes to gender, which could actually affect some couples who have divorced. More than 12 million people participated.
"The Australian people were promised that their freedom of speech, freedom of religion and parental rights would be protected in any same-sex marriage legislation, and this has not happened", he said.
The Senate last week approved the bill and rejected all proposed amendments that would have increased legal protections for those who would discriminate against gay couples on religious grounds.
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