Same-sex marriage may have been legalized in the US on Friday, but the same can't be said for the rest of the world: Currently, only 20 countries legally recognize gay marriage.
To protest Australia's stance against same-sex marriage, newlyweds Abbey and Mitchell Johnston hosted a quiet demonstration during their nuptials at Australia's Sapphire Beach this past February, and now, it's making waves in light of the US Supreme Court's recent ruling.
The demonstration occurred during the recital of the monitum, a legal passage read during all Australian weddings.
The monitum states,
During its reading, they motioned for all their guests to cover their ears -- a symbolic silencing of the statement.
Photographer Thomas Stewart, who captured the meaningful protest, called it the most "creative and fun" protest against Australia's "archaic laws."
He told Daily Mail,
The photographs from the ceremony, seen below, were shared by countless others who support the newlyweds' protest.
Meet Abbey and Mitchell Johnston.
The Australian newlyweds wanted to protest the country's same-sex marriage ban during their wedding.
So while reciting the monitum, an antiquated legal definition of marriage, the guests symbolically covered their ears.
The goal was to show they won't stand for inequality.
The newlyweds also asked their officiant to explain their stances on marriage equality to their guests.
Everyone participated in the silent protest...
...and Abbey says she couldn't be prouder.
She said, "I wanted to show them that we didn't just stand by..."
"...that we were proud of what we believed in, a very small act of defiance."
Here's to the badass newlyweds and their awesome guests.