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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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Longtime ABC Radio National host Fran Kelly has described interviews with opponents of same-sex marriage as some of her most challenging, as she prepares to leave her Breakfast hosting job of 17 years. Kelly announced last week she’ll finish up at the end of the year hosting ABC Radio National Breakfast, a job she’s had …

mariage pour tous marriage for all 64% yes vote

Swiss voters yesterday supported Marriage for All — Mariage Pour Tous — with a resounding 64% YES vote. In addition to winning the support of the majority of the electorate, the YES vote also triumphed in all Swiss cantons. The 64% YES vote exceeded the 55% predicted by opinion polls in advance of the referendum. …

Lars Gårdfeldt gay priest

Openly gay Swedish priest, Lars Gårdfeldt, declared Wednesday he would stop marrying heterosexual couples. The gay priest from a parish in Gothenburg made the declaration ahead of a church election on Sunday. Although the Church of Sweden has allowed same-sex marriages since 2009, it allows priests with conscientious objections to refuse to perform a marriage. …

switzerland zurich pride marriage equality same-sex marriage referendum

Thousands of people have marched in Switzerland to support same-sex marriage as the country’s national referendum on the issue approaches. At least twenty-thousand people gathered for the annual Zurich Pride parade at the weekend. With Switzerland’s national same-sex marriage vote just three weeks away, this year’s parade was a large-scale marriage equality rally with the …

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Australian model Jordan Barrett has married boyfriend Fernando Casablancas in an intimate wedding in Ibiza. The 24-year-old Aussie married fellow model and artist Fernando on the Spanish island on August 11 in a low-key 15-person ceremony. Fernando, who’s 23, is the younger brother of The Strokes rocker Julian Casablancas. According to the Daily Mail, even …

Amy Schulkins memorial light a candle for amy

Family and Friends will gather for an Amy Schulkins memorial on Sunday afternoon. Friend Phoenix Violet also invited anyone unable to attend to light a candle for Amy at 7 pm Sunday. Amy Schulkins disappeared on 30 December. Earlier, she and her wife visited her parents for dinner. Last Friday, police found her submerged car …

kassandra clementi engayged jacqueline toboni

Kassandra Clementi yesterday announced she was enGAYged to American actor Jacqueline Toboni. Kassandra played Maddy Osborne on Home And Away from 2013 to 2016. From 2014 to 2015, she dated Bondi Vet star Dr Chris Brown. Born in Adelaide, Kassandra Clementi began her acting career in 2009. She worked on various Australian and US television …

Broadway Chapel james and nick

After hosting some 2400 weddings, the Brisbane couple who own the 140-year-old Broadway Chapel in Woolloongabba have put it up for sale. James Paulsen and Nick Dubinin (above) have owned the property for almost two decades. In 2004, the pair finished a beautiful restoration of the church and then reopened it as a non-denominational wedding …

billie jean king tennis legend wife ilana kloss marriage secret wedding memoir autobiography

US tennis legend Billie Jean King has revealed for the first time in a new memoir she and partner Ilana Kloss tied the knot in a secret, intimate wedding in 2018. The 39-time Grand Slam and 20-time Wimbledon champion (above right) recounted the small, private ceremony in her new autobiography All In, according to Today. …

oweng chuol supermodel australian south sudanese model marriage

South Sudanese-Australian supermodel Aweng Chuol has revealed the devastating toll of vicious homophobic abuse she received after marrying her wife. Aweng was born in a refugee camp in Kenya after her family fled a civil war. She moved to Australia at age seven. When Aweng was a teenager, a model scout discovered her while she …

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