First Official Day Of Marriage Equality

Today marks the first official day of marriage equality in Australia.

GetUp marriage equality director Sally Rugg said many couples had waited decades for this day.

'From today onwards, no couple will have to wait to declare their love and solemnise their commitment to each other," Ms Rugg said.

'From here on in young LGBTIQ Australians will know that they too can look forward to a future of acceptance, love and marriage, if that's what they choose. Australia is one huge step closer to practising the value of fairness that we preach. Finally, all love is formally recognised as equal.

Ms Rugg said today wouldn't have been possible without the millions of Australians who pushed Parliament to make this important legislative change.

'This historic day belongs to every single Australian who voted Yes for marriage equality. To every one of you, thank you."