Twitter celebrates the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Austria


Just days after Tim Wilson, an Australian MP, proposed to his partner, Ryan Bolger, in Parliament in celebration of Australia's new stance on same-sex marriage, Austria has taken a step in the same direction.

According to emerging reports, Austria's Constitutional Court has declared that same-sex couples will be allowed to marry from the beginning of 2019, after determining that the current laws are discriminatory.

The ruling, which was published today, confirms that restrictions on same-sex marriage will be lifted at the end of 2018.

"The Constitutional Court nullified with a decision on December 4, 2017 the legal regulation that until now prevented such couples from marrying," read a statement from the court.

Twitter has wasted no time celebrating the news, with one social media user writing: "Australia and Austria allowing same sex marriage within one week of each other, finally. And the high court in Austria recognising it as a human right!"