BuzzFeed News. It's believed the proponents will attempt to bring the issue to a vote this year, possibly as soon as the end of March, in a bid to prevent the issue from "obstructing the government's agenda. The Supreme Court's ruling came in a consolidated case, pulling together challenges filed by same-sex couples to gay marriage bans in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.
Archived from the original on 15 February A national non-binding ballot known as a plebiscite was blocked last October - some supporters of same-sex marriage were concerned the vote could be costly and fuel hate campaigns. Liberal
Crosby Textor . Same Same. The Daily Telegraph Australia. Views Read Edit View history. The federal legalisation of same-sex marriage extended to all of Australia's states and territoriesincluding the external territories. The Courier. Parliament of Australia.
The Commission identified 58 Commonwealth law statutes and provisions that explicitly discriminate against same-sex couples by using the term 'member of the opposite sex'. Retrieved 8 September In , the high court ruled unconstitutional a US law that declared for the purposes of federal benefits marriage was defined as between one man and one woman.