Equal Marriage – Key Facts

Gay couple do not want to be separated
Over 3,000 same-sex couples marry in Australia during first half of the year

Statistics show higher numbers of women and older couples are tying the knot in the first six months of Australia’s legalization of same-sex marriage

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Attorney-General George Brandis and Governor-General Peter Cosgrove in Canberra
The first Australian same-sex weddings can happen in January next year

The Governor-General gave the marriage equality Bill the Royal Assent, enshrining it into Australian law

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When can same-sex couples start getting married in Australia?

Well, that all depends on how quickly the Australian Government can get the marriage equality bill passed in parliament

Today is the last day to request a new survey form or online access code to vote for marriage equality
This is your last chance to vote for marriage equality in Australia

‘Supporters of equality and fairness cannot be complacent’

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10 million Australians have voted in same-sex marriage survey

That’s already more than the number who voted in Ireland’s referendum and the polls are still open until November

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Harry Potter star has something to say to UK based Australians

‘Your vote could get marriage equality over the line’

Australians will get weekly updates on marriage equality numbers

The weekly numbers should help remind people to get their ballots back by the November deadline

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Australians overseas can now vote for marriage equality

Vote before 7 November and find out how to access a new form if yours didn’t turn up