On November 29, the Senate has passed the Marriage Equality bill (43 votes to 12 votes). We are so close to making this law!
It’s clear that, across the chamber, the majority of senators from all sides of politics have heard that the Australian people want marriage equality in law.
Last week, PM Turnbull cancelled the House of Representatives’ sitting week in an act of pure political desperation, which means we will have to wait until next week for this to happen.
That’s it from us this week on the Marriage Equality bill. Next week we’ll keep you updated as the bill is introduced and debated in the House of Representatives.
Thank you for standing for equality and for love. We’re almost there!
Richard & Janet
PS – If you are wondering how the Marriage Equality bill becomes law after it passes the House of Representatives, check out the handy 10 step guide we made earlier this week (we are up to step 5).