First Australian gay weddings held in capital city

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Posted: Saturday, December 7, 2013 12:00 am

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Gay and lesbian couples from around Australia joined in fragile marriages in Canberra on Saturday under the nation's beleaguered same-sex union laws that face a challenge in the courts within a week.

The hastily-arranged ceremonies held under blue summer skies were bitter-sweet occasions for some couples who realize the High Court could annul their unions on Thursday.

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