It was left to the last minute, but marriage equality is finally legal in Australia. The country's federal parliament passed legislation allowing LGBTQ couples to marry on Thursday, the last day for politicians to decide on laws like this before the summer break. SEE ALSO: How Grindr — yes, Grindr — launched one of the best new magazines on the internet Marriage equality supporters gathered in front of Parliament House in Australia's capital, Canberra, to be there for the historic decision. Happy day! @MagdaSzubanski @IanThorpe @drkerrynphelps @surryhillsgal #MarriageEquality #auspol pic.twitter.com/BLAsoA6hrF — Christine Forster (@resourcefultype) December 6, 2017 Although Australians voted overwhelmingly for marriage equality in mid-November, there had been a push by conservative politicians for amendments to the bill that claim to protect religious freedoms. The amendments allow civil celebrants to reject weddings of LGBTQ couples and allow people to speak out about their view of marriage without fear of legal repercussions. These have been labelled as "superfluous" by conservative politician Christopher Pyne, who said he would vote against the amendments. However, the bill passed without any of the proposed amendments in a landslide vote for yes. There were fewer than five MPs who opposed the vote. Pretty sure that’s a yes #MarriageEquality pic.twitter.com/xOZKIAoKm4 — Joe O'Brien (@JoeABCNews) December 7, 2017 Today the Australian Parliament voted for marriage equality in Australia. I am proud to have represented the electorate of Flinders in voting YES.To my friends, it’s now your turn. It’s your time. It’s your moment of full equality. You have the right to choose. pic.twitter.com/hBRakQGNdE — Greg Hunt (@GregHuntMP) December 7, 2017 It's a YES! Simply and fairly, #MarriageEquality is now law! Today our country can be truly proud. We did it together! 🎉 pic.twitter.com/lGZgUgSmyL — AU Marriage Equality (@AMEquality) December 7, 2017 Now it's off to the Governor-General for royal assent. Then, 28 days after royal assent, same-sex marriage will officially be legal in Australia. Better start planning those weddings. WATCH: Can the Google Pixel Buds translate faster than expert interpreters?
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Grindr addressed one of its common criticisms Tuesday by unveiling new options for users who identify as transgender and gender non-conforming.
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Fatal violence against transgender individuals has increased in recent years, reaching a record high in 2017, according to two new reports.
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Hundreds of gay rights activists and supporters, many wearing colorful costumes and holding balloons, marched through India's capital on Sunday in celebration but also defiance in a nation that continues to outlaw homosexual acts. As people chanted and marched to the beat of drums during New Delhi's 10th annual Queer Pride march, many said they were frustrated with the law but also hoped it would soon change. Tish Anand wore a wig that he said was inspired by the Disney Channel character Hannah Montana.
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