New South Wales amended its law in November to allow overseas same-sex marriages to be recognised on the state's relationship register. Organisation Intersex International Australia. Anglican Church of Australia.
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If our parliament were to make a big decision on a matter such as this, it ought to be owned by the parliament and not by any particular party. The Bill sought to ensure people in same-sex relationships receive the same rights as people in heterosexual relationships in all areas of the law including marriage.
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The Bill sought to amend the Marriage Act Cth to allow couples to marry, and have their marriages recognised, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status. On 27 June , the Supreme Court overturned a previous judgment made by the Court of Appeal and unanimously ruled in favour of Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, finding the Civil Partnership Act — which only applies to same-sex couples — is incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.
This issue may be relevant in other common-law jurisdictions [R1. The rationale for this unusual and dramatic change of direction was so that the Bill would have a speedy passage through the Parliament. Recognition of foreign marriage for parental rights Same sex couples can live together, but no legal obligation for them Offer "partnership certificates", which provide some tools such as hospital visitation rights but do not offer any legal recognition Limited to spouses of foreign diplomatic officials.
Kansas and Texas were next in , and saw seven more states passing Constitutional amendments against gay marriage.