The bill subsequently received royal assentbecoming the Marriage Amendment Act United Kingdom Northern Ireland Scotland. The legislation will go to the House of Representatives next week where it is expected to pass easily, making same-sex marriage law. Obama and the Gays: Sets out certain exceptions to the general rule.
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Same-sex marriage bill passes in Australian Senate
Archived from the original on 19 June This matter was discussed by our party room The issue caused significant tension within the centre-right Abbott Government  which resolved in August to hold a national vote on same-sex marriage, sometime after the federal electionin the form of either a plebiscite or constitutional referendum. The bill was therefore expected to be faced with a difficult hurdle, including strong, vocal opposition. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. New Jersey Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage or something similar must be implemented in days.