The Photos From Australia’s First Same-Sex Wedding Are Here!
By Isabella Lovric
History was made on Saturday when a same-sex couple become the first to marry under Australian law.
Lauren Price, 31, and Amy Laker, 29, tied the knot in Sydney, after receiving special permission to marry before the official legal date.
Same-sex weddings will be lawful from January 9, 2018, however, some couples have been able to apply for exemptions that allow them to wed earlier.
This wasn’t the only same-sex marriage to take place on Saturday!
Amy and Elise McDonald held a surprise wedding in Melbourne in front of 60 guests.
The couple had already planned a commitment ceremony for that weekend, however, decided to apply to make it official as their family were flying in from around the globe to attend.
“We were always going to have a ceremony but to have it legalised is very special,” Elise McDonald told the Herald Sun.
On a bittersweet note, a same-sex couple, Cas Willow, and Heather Richards, 56, will deliver their vows to one another today in Melbourne.
Births, Deaths and Marriages have given the couple permission to marry as Ms Willow sadly has breast cancer that has spread to her brain.
"I don't even know if I'll make it to Christmas, let alone January 9, so they allowed us to get married early," she told AAP on Friday.
“It will allow their last precious few weeks, or even days, together to be “complete”, said Ms Heather.
“It means our relationship won’t just be tolerated, it will be accepted.”
Source: SMH / Seven News