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Midnight wedding ceremonies usher in same-sex marriage laws across Australia
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She said the couple wanted to be part of history by becoming one of the first lesbian couples to marry in Australia. Lainey Carmichael, 51, and Roz Kitschke, 46, married shortly after dawn before 65 guests at their home in the town of Franklin in the island state of Tasmania. The early ceremony was mainly to avoid the summer heat, Ms Kitschke said. The Australian Parliament overwhelming voted for same-sex marriage after a nationwide postal survey found that 62 percent of respondents wanted marriage equality. The one-month waiting period was waived for some couples who wed in recent weeks.
For Love of Country, and Each Other
As he spoke, Captain Hall was flanked by Capt. Vincent Franchino, a year-old fellow Apache pilot who is also stationed at Fort Bliss, where they are both a part of another community: the group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender soldiers who serve there. The Rev. Dawn Sangrey, a Unitarian Universalist minister, performed the ceremony before guests, many in Army service uniforms.
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