As Australia Prime Minister Kevin Rudd promises to 86 one territory’s civil union laws, the very first one took place just under his nose.

Congratulations to happy couple Warren McGaw and Chris Rumble, who turned their 20-year partnership into Australia’s first legally recognized gay union, wedding today in the Australian Capital Territory, whose state government passed civil union laws earlier this month.

But the pair is already preparing for a Prop 8-esque situation: “We’ll be really disappointed and devastated if [the legislation] does get overturned.” That’s because Rudd’s federal government wants to withdraw any power ACT thinks it has in violating federal law. For now, though, it’s about picking out the fine china.

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