The First Australian Gay Marriages Take Place

Here at Escort Norway we have been huge supporters of Australian gay marriage ever since our inception. Therefore we were delighted to see that the referendum last year and subsequent government legislation brought marriage equality.

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Well now the first gay marriages have happened and once again we are over the moon that people are being given the chance to be happy.

A Wonderful Service

At a minute past midnight, Diana and Deanne Ribeiro made their marriage official in the Melbourne suburb of Balaclava.

Around 60 guests counted down to midnight before the pair took their vows in the same place as they had their commitment ceremony five years previously. According to Diana, it went brilliantly.

“It was just magical,” she told SBS News.

“To be able to come back here and redo our vows and actually make it legal and finally have equality in Australia is amazing.”

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SBS

Deanne said the couple were now looking forward to their future together.

“We’re just so excited to be equal like everyone else in Australia.”

They were scenes replicated all over the country as happy couples got to have the full marriage service that they had dreamed about for so long.

Athletes Craig Burns and Luke Sullivan tied in Tweed Heads, New South Wales in a service which brought tears of happiness to onlookers.

Better Late Than Never

I could sit around and say that the move way years too late and it probably did. However, lets just be happy that it finally came. Men and women everywhere can now seal their love in the way straight couples have been able to do for centuries.

Of course we will soon have the first raft of gay divorces. Before that we will have sex going downhill for the gay community now they are married. Welcome to the problems that straight couples have had for years my friends.

But for now it is all one big celebration. They say the best things come to those who wait. This is the ultimate proof.

Advance Australia fair!

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Martin Ward

Martin Ward is a well respected editor and writer with over five years experience in the adult industry. After stints in the Escort Advertising call centre and on the escort forum, he moved into the site editor position around three years ago.

Since then, he has specialised in articles on the battle for equal rights for sex workers, sexual health, as well as bringing the readers fun news from around the world. He also has a major interest in LGBT rights, and is an active campaigner in this field.

When he isn't fighting the good fight, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, and young daughter. He also enjoys reading and taking long walks.
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