Same-sex marriage bill passes, our other anthem fills the House of Representatives

Same-sex marriage bill passes, our other anthem fills the House of Representatives

Same-sex marriage bill passes, our other anthem fills the House of Representatives

Updated 8 December 2017, 0:40 AEDT

Australia's unofficial anthem fills the House of Representatives moments after the chamber enshrines the same-sex marriage bill into law, marking the start of celebrations around the country.

Sure, sometimes what happens in Parliament can seem like it lacks a bit of heart.

Not on Thursday:

(Hint: Turn up the volume.)

(We're not crying, you are.)

After years of debate, a postal survey, a long afternoon of amendments, the same-sex marriage bill was passed by the House of Representatives.

Let's take a look at how it unfolded.

The moment inside the House of Reps …

The after party …