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Countries that have legalized same-sex marriage

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 27: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 07: Tracy Clark and her partner Justyna Greinart embrace as they gather with a crowd of people to watch a large television screen at Federation Square as it is announced that same-sex marriage will be legal in Australia with Parliament agreeing to change the Marriage Act and end the ban on gay and lesbian couples marrying on December 7, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. The historic bill was passed on the final day of parliamentart sitting for 2017. The legislation means same-sex couples will now be able to be legally married in Australia. Australians voted 'Yes' in the Marriage Law Postal Survey for the law to be changed in November. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Australia signed the bill to legalize same sex marriage on Dec. 8, 2017. After over 61.6 percent citizens supported the reform in a postal survey in November 2017, the legislation went through Parliament without amendments. “Australians had their say and overwhelmingly voted yes to marriage equality, to love, respect and commitment,” Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said. Couples can start filing a formal intention to get married from Dec. 9, 2017, and get married from Jan. 9, 2018.

(Pictured) A couple celebrates the Parliament's decision in Melbourne, Australia, on Dec. 7.

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