australia 300x165 Australian Capital Territory Now Has Marriage Equality!Finally, Australia has started to make a move on this issue:

The ACT Labor Government passed its Marriage Equality Same-Sex Bill in the Legislative Assembly with the help of Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury.

Under the law, same-sex couples from across Australia will be able to marry in the ACT by the end of the year.

“There is no longer any excuse, if there ever was, to discriminate against same-sex couples in our community,” Chief Minister Katy Gallagher told the Assembly.

“They are our children, our parents, our brothers, our sisters, our leaders, our business people, our mentors and our colleagues.

“More than anything, they are our equals. The Marriage Equality Act puts this fundamental principle and human right into law.”

Amen.

The federal government in Australia will be challenging the bill, which is a problem, but at least this is progress.

[h/t Joe]