Since 1 Marchsome legal differences remain with respect to treatment of couples in a de facto relationship and heterosexual couples in a marriage. Same-sex sexual activity illegal, but ban not enforced. See also.
Furthermore, it is possible that individuals in a de facto relationship can be treated substantively different to a person wa same sex marriage in Hobart a marriage. Essential Research. The Australian Capital Territory passed a same-sex marriage law in Decemberthough this was struck down by the High Court on the grounds that such a law could only be introduced by the Commonwealth.
Daughter of lesbian couple backs same-sex marriage plebiscite An Australian woman raised by lesbian parents says she supports a plebiscite on same sex marriage, even if she is not convinced to vote in favour of changing the law.
In Victoriathe cities of Melbourne and Yarra established relationship declaration registers in Retrieved 13 August Since 1 Marchsome legal differences remain with respect to treatment of couples in a de facto relationship and heterosexual couples in a marriage.
Same-sex sexual activity illegal, but ban not enforced. He told the rally the signs that Australia was ready for marriage equality were everywhere. German parliament legalises same-sex marriage German lawmakers have voted to legalise same-sex marriage in the last parliamentary session before the September election.
New South Wales Legislation. Same-sex couples have access to different relationship recognition schemes in Australia's eight states and territories. The Courier. For instance, with relation to social security and general family law, same-sex couples were previously not recognised as a couple for social security or family assistance purposes.