"This is a great day, it belongs to every Australian".
Turnbull, a gay marriage supporter, says he wants wedding celebrants, not just those affiliated with churches, to have the right to refuse to officiate at same-sex marriages.
This is by no means the end of the fight for LGBTQIA rights in Australia, but it's one of the biggest leaps forward we've seen in our lifetime.
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The country is now the 24th in the world to allow same-sex couples to marry, according to Pew Research.
Applause reportedly rang out in the viewing gallery when the bill was passed. "At long last, LGBTIQ Australians will be equal under the law".
The House struck down multiple amendments from former prime minister Tony Abbott, Treasurer Scott Morrison, junior members Michael Sukkar and Alex Hawke, Andrew Hastie, Andrew Broad, and Sarah Henderson, Sky News reported.
"My previous public comments regarding civil divorce never envisaged me separating from my wife, but rather our marriage from the state", he said.
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Opponents of the changes argued they would legalize discrimination against the gay community. The major parties want the legislation passed this week after a majority of Australian's endorsed change in a postal ballot last month.
Lawmakers approved the bill less than a month after the Australian Bureau of Statistics announced the majority of voters who took part in a non-binding plebiscite on whether gays and lesbians should be able to legally in the country said "yes".
In 2004, Australia changed its marriage law to interpret marriage is exclusively between a man and a woman.
"It's a historic day for Australia today and I think the celebrations around the country when we finally ... achieve marriage equality are going to be huge", Greens party senator Janet Rice said.
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Fewer than five of 150 MPs voted against the law same-sex marriage.