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Gay couples to wed in Australian capital before court issues ruling on same-sex marriage law
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 1:47 AM EST
Australia's first same-sex weddings can take place this weekend as the nation's highest court has decided to rule next week on the law allowing gay marriage in the capital.
The Australian Capital Territory government, which administers Canberra, passed legislation in October that allows same-sex couples to wed in ceremonies equivalent to those heterosexual couples are entitled to under federal law.
The federal government immediately applied to the High Court to quash the law. The case was heard on Tuesday.