This is one of many emotionally charged stories from Australia about their YES vote for same-sex marriage. I’m sure this woman’s son is looking down on her and knows what she did and that she did it for him. Love wins!
After more than a decade of debate, 13 million votes and $122m spent, Australia finally enshrined in law the right of all its citizens to marry the person they love.
MPs of opposing parties broke into spontaneous celebration – singing, cheering, even crying as the law was passed.
The public gallery serenaded politicians with a very unparliamentary rendition of ‘I am Australian’ without censure from the speaker.
These were not usual scenes for any parliament, let alone Australia’s notoriously rowdy chamber, as same-sex marriage was voted through almost unanimously.