THRILLED... Russell Ayrton and Matthew Doecke, of Port Hughes, have been waiting for same-sex marriage to be legalised in Australia since becoming engaged in 2015. THRILLED... Russell Ayrton and Matthew Doecke, of Port Hughes, have been waiting for same-sex marriage to be legalised in Australia since becoming engaged in 2015.

Same-sex marriage legalised

YORKE Peninsula couples were among those celebrating the legalisation of same-sex marriage last Thursday, December 12.

The bill was passed by the House of Representatives with only four MPs voting against.

Same-sex couples could fill out paperwork declaring their intention to marry, which has to be completed at least one month before the ceremony, as of Saturday.

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