2 couples tie knot in Australia’s 1st same-sex weddings

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ABOVE: Lauren Price and Amy Laker. Image from Equal Marriage Rights Australia’s Facebook.

SYDNEY (AP) — Two female couples tied the knot in Australia’s first same-sex weddings under new legislation allowing gay marriages.

January 9 had been expected to be the first possible date for same-sex weddings due to a four-week waiting period since the landmark law was passed. But the two couples were married in Sydney and Melbourne on Saturday after being granted permission to waive the notice period.

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