Cheeseman is 85 while Challis is 89. The couple will be allowed to wed now since Australia held its historic vote to legalize same-sex marriage in the country.
"It (this law) gives us a new dignity, a new status, a new place in society. We are the same as everyone else," Cheeseman stated.
The Australians voted in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in a poll that went out. 61.6% of the people voted in support of allowing same-sex couple to wed. The vote was a majority in every state and territory and the voter turnout was 79.5%. The announcement, of course, was welcomed by the rainbow-colored community across Australia.
Senator Dean Smith, who is also gay, introduced the bill to the Australian parliament, just a day after the results of the poll were released. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull mentioned that he aims to pass legislation on the bill by Christmas.
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