Tiny island becomes latest to pass same-sex marriage bill
Island of Saint Helena announces historical result
A tiny island in the South Atlantic Ocean has become the latest place to pass a same-sex marriage bill.
The volcanic island of Saint Helena, which is part of the British Overseas Territory, passed the bill by an overwhelming parliamentary vote.
The vote was passed by nine votes to two, according to St Helena online in association with The St Helena Independent, and now only needs Governor Lisa Phillips to sign it into law.
"Not a chance I will reject it. It will be a proud moment," Gov. Phillips tweeted earlier today.
Saint Helena is part of the British Overseas Territory and has a population of just 4,255. It is one of the most remote islands in the world.
After five years of construction, the 47 square mile island announced the opening of their airport in October this year.
Earlier this month Australia saw its first same-sex marriages when two female couples tied the knot.
Both couples were given exemptions to waive the official notice period. The 9th of January was expected to be the first day gay couples could legally marry in Australia.
Lauren Price and Amy Laker (pictured) exchanged vows in Sydney, while Amy and Elise McDonald said 'I do' in Melbourne.