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Our marriage is just like any other: Sydney same-sex couple tell AM -

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MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Well, same-sex marriage is legal in 21 countries and many Australian couples have travelled to abroad to tie the knot.

One young Sydney couple who recently got married in New Zealand have told AM their marriage is no different to anyone else's and that nobody has anything to fear about gay marriage.

Michael Edwards has this report.

MICHAEL EDWARDS: Josh Griffen and Matt Ford chose a non-traditional way to take the most traditional of vows.

MATT FORD: We actually went to New Zealand and we bungee-swinged from the Nevis Swing, with our immediate family suspended out between two cliffs on a gondola. It was pretty amazing.

MICHAEL EDWARDS: The professional couple in their late 20s live in a stylish inner-city terrace.

MATT FORD: They're our dogs. We go running with them all the time, so...

MICHAEL EDWARDS: Josh tells me, though, their lives are rather mundane.

JOSH GRIFFEN: I think people would be very disappointed. I think if you peeked in our windows, you'd probably get a snapshot of us in our onesies eating ice cream and watching 'Orange Is The New Black'. And it's not very exciting, is it? (Laughs)

I think we're probably about as typical as you can get.

MICHAEL EDWARDS: Like Josh Griffen and Matt Ford, many Australians have travelled to countries where same-sex marriage is legal to tie the knot.

Matt says they chose to get married because they love each other, and to make it easier for others to follow their lead.

MATT FORD: For me, most importantly, it's for the next generation of kids coming up to know that it's OK; that they may have their own parents may be married or they may have friends at school.

And same-sex parents may be married and it becomes... Not a norm; I mean, I guess that's the best word for it - just a socially acceptable thing.

MICHAEL EDWARDS: Josh Griffen describes his upbringing as "normal" and says that his parents have had a long and happy marriage.

He says, now he's married, he relates to them better and seeks their advice.

JOSH GRIFFEN: I have had conversations with both my Mum and my Dad, probably about, you know, the mundane, boring parts of marriage, where I've sort of probably had more of an in-depth understanding of some of the challenges that they've had, or some of the situations they've been in and have been able to sort of relate to them.

MICHAEL EDWARDS: No-one yet knows if same-sex marriage will become a reality under the current Government. Josh and Matt say they'd like to sit down with Tony Abbott and talk to him about it.

Josh says he'd urge the Prime Minister not to be on the wrong side of history.

JOSH GRIFFEN: I'd say that I respect his personal views but, again, his personal views are his personal views and they should not be the basis of forming laws or legislation.

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Josh Griffen ending Michael Edwards' report.