Australia was the first same-sex weddings In the World : Vladim

News 9 January, 2018

In Australia on the eve of the entered into force the law on the registration of same-sex marriage. A few hours matrimony have time to knit dozens of pairs.


Yesterday in Australia came into force a law which allows same-sex couples to tie the knot officially.

Previously, the country held a referendum in which residents were asked about their attitude to such relations. Approximately 62% of the respondents favoured the possibility of registering gay marriage. After this, the authorities have decided to adopt the law. 28 days after its adoption, it came into force.

Immediately after the entry into force of the law, a few hours in Australia, managed to register a few dozen same-sex marriages. At the same time, in the country previously not allowed such relationships. Since 2012 there have been several attempts to pass a law, but they were all unsuccessful.

Opponents of such decisions turned out to be quite a lot. As always, against same-sex relationships are the representatives of the Church. Also, some of the deputies of the conservative parties tried to limit the ability of same-sex couples.

In Australia only 20 years ago it was accepted the decision on cancellation of criminal liability for same-sex relationships. Now this country has become the 26th in which such couples are allowed to marry formally.