"My wife and I just celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary but later this year we may be getting a divorce", Jensen told a local newspaper.
Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, gave an emotional speech as he declared: "What a day for love, for quality, for respect". Nearly 80 percent of Australia's registered voters took part in the two-month survey. When the Attorney-General ratifies the law, same-sex marriage will finally be legal.
Under current legislation in the states and territories, with the exception of South Australia and the ACT, if a married man and woman become, for example, a woman and woman, the state can refuse to alter the birth certificate for the partner who has changed gender. They plan to marry next year, and Abbott has said he'll attend despite his personal views.
"These amendments are important and I stress they are not against same-sex marriage, they are simply in favor of the rights of religious organizations to keep doing what they're doing", Abbott said. The 500 or so people in the gallery were vocal in their disapproval of the amendments.
Lawmakers approved the bill less than a month after the Australian Bureau of Statistics announced the majority of voters who took part in a non-binding plebiscite on whether gays and lesbians should be able to legally in the country said "yes".
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Speaking before a gathering of supporters, al-Houthi says: "We knew that they were deceived. we hadn't hoped for what happened". Saleh ruled Yemen for more than three decades until he was forced to resign following an Arab Spring uprising in 2011.
US Rep. John Conyers announces retirement amid sexual-harassment allegations
He continued to deny that he has harassed any of his former employees and said he did not know where the allegations came from. Word of Conyers' resignation was met with sadness among House Democrats, even though many had called on him to step down.
The legislation, drafted by Liberal Senator Dean Smith, passed through the upper house last week without any changes.
The law will come into effect in the new year.
One week ago the Senate also passed the same-sex marriage bill.
"The Parliament has got on with it and we have voted today for a equality, for love, it is time for more marriages, more commitment, more love, more respect, and we respect every Australian who was voted, those who voted yes, and those who voted no, this belongs to us all, this is Australia!".
Fewer than five of 150 MPs voted against the law same-sex marriage. More than 12 million people participated. According to a survey, 62% of Australians supported the legalization of same-sex marriages.