Same-sex marriage bill set to pass Parliament without amendments, could be legal in days – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
After hundreds of hours of debate, same-sex marriage looks set to pass the Parliament today, meaning it could be just days before it is legal.
More than 100 MPs have delivered speeches on the issue this week and most support a change to the definition of marriage.
The Senate has already passed the bill without amendments and the House of Representatives is expected to do the same later today.
The Governor-General could ratify the law this week to make same-sex marriage legal, which would meet Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s hope to get it done by Christmas.
On Wednesday night, Government MP Sarah Henderson gave an emotional speech and said it “means very much to my own family, this change in the law”.
She paid tribute to a “very dear friend”, John Parker, who died “very tragically …