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Marriage equality became law on December 9 with overwhelming support in Parliament, but Australia's requirement that all couples give a month's notice for weddings made Tuesday the first possible date for gay marriages.
Australian's parliament voted to legalise same-sex marriage in December after a nationwide postal survey returned an overwhelming majority in favour of the unions.
Same-sex couples across Australia celebrated wedding ceremonies at midnight on Tuesday as the final legal barrier to gay marriage fell away. The measure was widely lauded as a victory for worldwide LGBTI+ groups - a term that refers collectively to people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or intersex or other sexual minorities.
Another couple to tie the knot today was Roz Kitschke and Lainey Carmichael who got married in Hobart, Tasmania.
Athletes Craig Burns and Luke Sullivan married at a midnight ceremony near the east coast city of Tweed Heads.
Roz Kitschke and Lainey Carmichael with civil celebrant Jason Betts at were married at their home in Tasmania
Wedding guest Rodney Croome, a long-time marriage equality advocate and spokesperson for Tasmanians United for Marriage Equality, said: "This morning's wedding marked the start of a new chapter in the lives of the two brides but also a new chapter in the life of the nation".
Another couple, 32-year-old Rebecca Hickson and 34-year-old Sarah Turnbull too got married Tuesday.
At a minute past midnight, Diana and Deanne Ribeiro made their marriage official in the Melbourne suburb of Balaclava.
Same-sex couples were quick to lodge their intentions to marry.
"I suppose it's been a wedding planned for 30 years but we've had really a month to get things together", Ron Van Houwelingen, 50, told CNN's Australian affiliate Seven Network. "It's been quite hectic, trying to organize that in such a short amount of time". South Africa the only African country where marriage equality is the law. Some Australian states ruled homosexual acts to be illegal until just 20 years ago.