Australia’s Parliament voted overwhelmingly Thursday to legalize same-sex marriage, overcoming years of conservative resistance to enact change that the public had made clear that it wanted. The final approval in the House of Representatives, with just four votes against the bill, came three weeks after a national referendum showed strong public support for same-sex marriage. The Senate passed the legislation last week.
"Australia Makes Same-Sex Marriage Legal" is from the December 07, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Damien Cave and Jacqueline Williams and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.