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Same-sex marriage bill passes House of Representatives

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. Four members of the House of Representatives voted against the bill. Liberal senator Dean Smith's bill will now become law after a day of cheers, tears and applause in the Lower House. People queued for access to the public gallery to witness the law being changed and by the time of the final vote, they were packed into every spot.
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