On Facebook, Chrisetnsen lamented that the House "voted to not allow civil celebrants - even those who are pastors - to exempt themselves from having to perform marriages for same sex couples".
In a historic move, the same-sex marriage bill was passed through the House of Representatives.
Its passage was further delayed through numerous attempts by conservatives to add amendments for religious protections from the law, but they all failed and the Bill passed unamended.
The law is likely to take effect in around a month, after royal assent and other formalities are completed, according to The Washington Times.
And though many were upset by how long it took for the LGBT+ population to be served equal rights, a feeling of relief was palpable across the site.
While marriage equality could become law this week, state marriage registries say they would not have the paperwork to proceed with weddings until January.
"The government is accountable in question time and so is the opposition so we will all be accountable in question time today as we are every day that parliament sits".
While they already considered themselves engaged, the rings they wore on their left hands, he said, were their answers to a question that they once could not ask.
"This is Australia: Fair, diverse, loving and filled with respect for everyone", said an ecstatic Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, as he introduced the bill for a final vote. He turned to the public gallery, where Bolger was sitting.
Turnbull told Parliament that while nothing in the bill threatened religious freedoms, he wanted more reassurances for the millions of Australians who oppose marriage equality.
Australia joins about two dozen countries around the world, including Germany, which have legalized same-sex marriage.
In addition to that, Australia has officially legalized marriage equality in the country as well.