G'day JustinO,
Our brothers across the Tasman have beaten us to the punch.
New Zealand's parliament has legalised same-sex marriage, the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to do so.
Lawmakers approved the bill, amending the 1955 marriage act, despite opposition from Christian lobby groups.
The bill was passed with a wide majority, with 77 votes in favour and 44 against.
And if you think our accent is weird, wait till you hear the Kiwis!