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Northern Territory Passes Laws Allowing Same-Sex Couples To Adopt Children

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The Northern Territory government has passed laws allowing same-sex couples to adopt children. The Adoption of Children Legislation Amendment (Equality) Bill 2017 passed on Tuesday with bipartisan support, making the NT the last Australian state or territory to allow same-sex couples to adopt. Previously, NT couples were required to be married for two years before …

A Darwin couple has made history with the Northern Territory’s first same-sex wedding. Keith Edwards and Afham Janil had a low-key ceremony at the Darwin registry office on Monday, attended by a handful of friends. Keith told the NT News it was a relief to be able to marry his partner legally in Australia. “It …

Legislation allowing same-sex and unmarried couples to adopt children in the Northern Territory is on the way, it’s been reported. News Corp reported the territory’s Labor Government and the opposition Country Liberal Party will both support the adoption reform legislation. Under the territory’s current legislation, couples must be married for two years to be considered …

A large contingent of the Northern Territory’s LGBTIQ community and allies will proudly march in the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade next month. Over 85 people will participate in the “Northern Territory Stars” float at this year’s parade on Saturday, March 4. Organisers say the float is themed to represent the “Shining night sky of the …

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