Brides become Australia's first same-sex married couple

XXX on December 16, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. Lauren Price and Amy Laker are the first gay couple to be legally married in Australia, after same-sex marriage was legalised on 9 December 2017. The women - who have been engaged for two years - had originally planned on having a civil union, but were granted an exemption to the 30-day notice period to make their union legally binding under the new laws.
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Two brides made history in Australia on Saturday, becoming the first same-sex couple to get married.

Lauren Price and Amy Laker tied the knot exactly one week after the changes to the marriage act were passed in to law.

Yahoo7 reported normally, two people about to tie the knot have to lodge a ‘notice of intended marriage’ a month before their big day, but this waiting period was waved in the couple’s case.

Ms Price, who’s family come from the UK, had already organised for her relatives to come to Australia to attend a civil ceremony, so when the law changed, she was granted an exceptionand the ceremony became a legal wedding.

Both brides walked down the aisle dressed in white and holding bouquets of geraniums, sunflowers and baby's breath, while 65 guests watched on Yahoo7 reported.