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First Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies Go Ahead In Australia: G'day G'day!

The ACT has become the first jurisdiction in Australia to legalise same-sex marriage. No hell broke loose, the sky did not fall in.

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Two gay couples in Canberra became the first same-sex people in Australia to tie the knot. Congrats Stephen Dawson and Dennis Liddelow!

Stephen Dawson (left) and Dennis Liddelow during their marriage outside Parliament House in Canberra. Photo: AAP/Alan Porritt

Getting married in the dark is EXCITING!!!

MT “(One of) Australia's first same sex marriage(s). Dennis & Stephen tie the knot in #CBR @abcnews ” #JustMarried

Ivan Hinton

@IvanHinton

MT “(One of) Australia's first same sex marriage(s). Dennis & Stephen tie the knot in #CBR @abcnews ” #JustMarried

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There was great joy across the nation...

Congratulations to all the happy couples in Canberra tonight xx #justmarried #equality

Björn

@borganstein

Congratulations to all the happy couples in Canberra tonight xx #justmarried #equality

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Trying to think of a sarcastic tweet making fun of marriage equality haters, but can't. Just happy for Dennis and Stephen in Canberra :)

Andrew Callaghan

@wombat1974

Trying to think of a sarcastic tweet making fun of marriage equality haters, but can't. Just happy for Dennis and Stephen in Canberra :)

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So nice to look at the clock and know that Australia's first gays are married under ACT legislation. Happy Weddingmas, Canberra!

eltonswayze

@eltonswayze

So nice to look at the clock and know that Australia's first gays are married under ACT legislation. Happy Weddingmas, Canberra!

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#Canberra I love you and wish I were in you today to celebrate #marriageequality with you. So proud of my hometown #JustMarried

Lauren Ingram

@laureningram

#Canberra I love you and wish I were in you today to celebrate #marriageequality with you. So proud of my hometown #JustMarried

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#Rainbows in #CBR! Telstra Tower flooded in colour! Our hashtag this weekend is #JustMarried #auspol

AU Marriage Equality

@AMEQUALITY

#Rainbows in #CBR! Telstra Tower flooded in colour! Our hashtag this weekend is #JustMarried #auspol

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"A certificate on paper isn't gonna solve it all But it's a damn good place to start" #Canberra #marriageequality #CBR

Andrew Barr

@ABarrMLA

"A certificate on paper isn't gonna solve it all

But it's a damn good place to start"

#Canberra

#marriageequality

#CBR

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The first #samesex marriage ceremonies in Australia are now underway in #Canberra. #marriageequality #cbr #ACT4equality

Andrew Barr

@ABarrMLA

The first #samesex marriage ceremonies in Australia are now underway in #Canberra. #marriageequality #cbr #ACT4equality

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The ACT just became the first jurisdiction in Australia and the second in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage. http://t.co/kkzX3OnrFX #auspol

Tim Christodoulou

@tim_chr

The ACT just became the first jurisdiction in Australia and the second in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage. http://t.co/kkzX3OnrFX #auspol

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And hopes that where the ACT goes, the rest of Australia will follow.

Congratulations to all the couples finally marrying this week in #Canberra Hopefully the rest of Aus has #MarriageEquality soon #LoveIsLove

Kirsty Wood

@KirstyWho

Congratulations to all the couples finally marrying this week in #Canberra Hopefully the rest of Aus has #MarriageEquality soon #LoveIsLove

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