The Australian House of Representatives have passed a historic bill to legalise same-sex marriage.
An overwhelming majority of MPs voted to change the marriage act, eight days after a similarly decisive result in the Senate.
The vote set off immediate celebrations in parliament, prompting cheers, applause and even a song.
The result brings an end to more than a decade of robust and often bitter debate on the issue.
Australia’s Governor-General is expected to approve the bill in the coming days, marking its official passage into law.
“What a day for love, for equality, for respect,” said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
“Australia has done it.”
Earlier, many supporters had gathered on the lawn outside parliament.
They included prominent same-sex marriage advocates, including former Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe and local comedian Magda Szubanski.Please subscribe to our newsletter