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Same-sex marriage in Australia legalised on the 9th December 2017. The Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017. Australian Parliament passed this on the  7th December 2017 and received royal assent from the Governor-General the following day. It was the law on the 9th of December. This immediately recognising overseas same-sex marriages. The first same-sex wedding under Australian law was held on 15 December 2017. a voluntary postal survey of all Australians 61.6% of respondents voted yes for the legalisation of same-sex marriage. Other types of recognition for same-sex couples are also available. Under federal law, same-sex couples are recognised as de facto relationships. This provides most of the same rights and responsibilities afforded to married couples. Those rights may be difficult to assert and not always recognised in practice. There is no national civil union or relationships register scheme in Australia. Most states and territories legislated for civil unions or domestic partnership registries. Such unions are recognised as de facto relationships under federal law.

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A US gay couple, Randy and Skyler, celebrate the wedding they didn’t think was possible in heartwarming Netflix reality show Say I Do. The new show comes from the producers of Netflix favourite Queer Eye and is in some ways similar. In it, three gay experts help plan spectacular weddings for eight deserving couples. Each …

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Thailand’s cabinet has backed a bill that would recognise same-sex civil unions – but not same-sex marriages – in the South East Asian country. The proposed Civil Partnership Act would allow same-sex couples to legally register their union if at least one is a Thai citizen. However the partnerships would be separate to “marriages”, despite …

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Costa Rica has legalised same-sex marriage, becoming the 29th country in the world to do so. In 2018, the country’s Supreme Court ruled that banning same-sex couples from marriage was unconstitutional. The court set a time limit of 18 months for lawmakers to pass same-sex marriage legislation. They failed to do so, so same-sex marriage …

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LGBTIQ people from culturally diverse backgrounds have opened up about the family tension and hostility they faced during the 2017 marriage equality postal survey. Australia’s divisive postal vote returned an overall 61.6 per cent “yes” vote. However, 17 electorates in Australia returned a majority “no” result. Twelve of those were located in Greater Western Sydney. …

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Malcolm Turnbull has recounted his views on Australia’s slow journey towards same-sex marriage in his new memoir, but a former colleague has disputed the account. Turnbull’s memoir, A Bigger Picture, was published on Monday. The former Prime Minister spends a chapter recounting Australia’s long and complex path to the reform, from Prime Minister’s John Howard’s …

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As long-running sitcom Modern Family wraps up, its co-creators have given their thoughts on a possible spinoff starring beloved couple Mitch and Cam. After 11 seasons, and numerous awards the sitcom has come to an end this week. The show’s one-hour finale will screen in Australia on Channel 7 on Wednesday, April 15. Asked by …

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A lesbian couple in New York City managed to marry in a last minute wedding after their celebrant officiated from his fourth floor apartment window. New Yorkers Reilly and Amanda were set to wed in October. However that was before the COVID-19 crisis brought cities worldwide to a standstill. “The reality of that happening in …

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Lesbian YouTube star Hannah Hart has explained in an emotional video her Jehovah’s Witness father is refusing to attend her wedding. The 33-year-old has 2.5 million YouTube followers and is known for her web series My Drunk Kitchen. Soon, Hannah will marry fiancée Ella Mielniczenko after their two-year engagement. But in a new video, Hannah …

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Matthew Mitcham has married his partner Luke Rutherford at a wedding ceremony in Europe. The Olympic gold medalist and stage performer took to Instagram to share photos from the ceremony at Chateau de Halloy in the beautiful city of Ciney, in Belgium. “After a sustained period of lovely gestures, loyalty, gazing adoringly and many trips …

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Most of what we know of LGBTIQ Australians in the colonial era comes from court and prison records. Australia’s earliest known gay love letter is no different. Indeed, it is the letter of a convict to the person he loved most — a man he knew he would never see again. Denis Prendergast (or Pendergast) …

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