South Africa’s parliament passes by majority vote a bill authorising same-sex marriage.
Australia becomes the 26th nation to legalise same-sex marriage, with cheers from a packed parliament public gallery.
Australia’s upper house Senate passes a measure to legalise same-sex marriage despite a conservative religious refusal.
Australians vote for same-sex marriage, paving the way for legislation by the end of 2017.
More than 20,000 people rallied in Sydney urging the legalisation of same-sex marriage, days ahead of a contentious postal survey.
Australia’s court rejects challenges against a proposed ballot to legalise same-sex marriage.