The majority voted to pass the bill in the Senate. In parliamentary jargon, they voted to read the bill for a third time.
The bill will now be sent to the House of Representatives for their consideration.
What does this bill do?
This bill will allow same-sex couples to marry under Australian law. However, it will also:
enable ministers of religion, religious marriage celebrants, chaplains and bodies established for religious purposes to refuse to solemnise or provide facilities, goods and services for marriages on religious grounds; and make amendments ... to provide that a refusal by a minister of religion, religious marriage celebrant or chaplain to solemnise marriage in prescribed circumstances does not constitute unlawful discrimination.
Read more in the bills digest.