The winding path to same-sex marriage through the eyes of cartoonist David Pope

Marriage equality has been a long time coming in Australia.
Nanjing Night Net

And throughout the past decade, Fairfax Media cartoonist David Pope has been there to capture every political moment as it happened along the way.

These twelve cartoons byPope, drawn between 2006 and 2017, illustrate the path to same-sex marriage in Australia.

The winding path to same-sex marriage through the eyes of cartoonist David Pope July 11, 2006

August 4, 2009

December 2, 2011

May 22, 2013

October 23, 2013

May 30, 2015

August 28, 2015

August 9, 2017

September 2, 2017

September 20, 2017

November 16, 2017

December 8, 2017

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According to Attorney-General George Brandis:

“The right to marry in Australia will no longer be determined by sex or gender.Marriage will now be defined in theMarriage Act 1961as the ‘union of two people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life’. Same-sex couples now have the same rights under the Marriage Actas all other couples.”

When are the first same-sex weddings going to happen here?

The marriage reforms officially started on Saturday, December 9.

Couples must lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage at least one month before the ‘solemnisation of the marriage’ –the wedding.

This means the first same-sex marriages in Australia will be on January 9, 2018.

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