Midnight marriages usher in Australia’s same-sex wedding laws
10 January 2018 | 4:42 am
Dozens of same-sex couples exchange wedding vows at the stroke of midnight across Australia, as laws making the nation the 26th to legalise gay marriage take effect.
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