Inover religious leaders in Australia wrote an open letter to the Australian Government to support marriage for same-sex couples, saying, "As people of faith, we understand that marriage is based on the values of love and commitment and we support civil marriage equality, not despite, but because of our faith and values.
Thus, civil unions and domestic partner registries are regarded as insufficient and, for true equality, same-sex couples must have the right to marry. LGBT in Australia.
The Australian Democrats also opposed the bill. Retrieved 24 August Change to mobile view. By Julia Baird. Same Same. The High Court ruled on the matter in Decemberfive days after the first same-sex weddings were celebrated in the ACT, striking down the ACT's same-sex marriage law.
In the news. Recognition of same-sex marriages at the federal level, no territory-level recognition American Samoa. Archived from the original on 22 December Retrieved 6 October SX News. We are very happy to officially be husband and husband in this beautiful country.
The Bill sought to amend the Marriage Act Cth to: remove the prohibition of the recognition of same-sex marriages solemnised in a foreign country; and provide that these marriages are recognised under the laws of Australia.
The Bill sought to amend the Marriage Act Cth to amend the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples. Consumer information ABA required disclosures. The party supports increased access to hormone treatments for transgender and gender diverse people, and support the processing of refugees in Australia who have been criminally charged with homosexual acts in their home countries.
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