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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 gay man has claimed he was dropped from Married at First Sight Australia just days before filming started because producers “could not find a match” for him. On the Channel Nine show, “relationship experts” match couples, who get married the first time they meet at the altar. Over the rest of the season, the …

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Matthew Mitcham and his partner Luke Rutherford are planning a European wedding for the new year. “We’ll be getting married in the south of Belgium, in the French-speaking part, in late February,” the Olympic gold medalist and stage performer told “We gave ourselves about seven months to plan the wedding. We’re doing it in …

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Marriage equality campaigners have confirmed the first same-sex marriages will take place in Northern Ireland on Valentine’s Day. The long-awaited legalisation of same-sex marriages in the region is finally set to come into effect on January 13. Couples then must wait the standard 28 day waiting period after submitting their notice of intention to marry. …

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The Philippines’ Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed a gay man’s legal bid to allow same-sex marriage in the country. Lead plaintiff Jesus Falcis sought to declare parts of the Family Code prohibiting same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional. The legal provisions limit marriage to a union between a man and a woman. Falcis argued the law …

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Sydney Anglican Archbishop Glenn Davies has said a move to allow Victorian priests to bless same-sex marriages will “fracture the Anglican Church of Australia.” Last weekend, the Wangaratta Anglican diocese in regional Victoria voted in favour of giving churches the option of blessing same-sex married couples. The vote was brought on by retiring priest John …

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Anglican Bishop John Parkes on Saturday obtained a majority vote at the synod of the Diocese of Wangaratta allowing the blessings of same-sex marriages. In the coming weeks, he will bless two local priests after their marriage. John Davis and Rob Whalley will marry after a relationship of more than 20 years. Despite the church …

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Over a million people have watched Australian singer-songwriter Naisa Lasalosi’s say yes to his partner Adam Price’s marriage proposal. The musician has appeared on The X-Factor Australia but has gone viral for the beautiful video of his partner surprising him with a seaside marriage proposal in Sydney. In the video posted Naisa posted to Twitter …

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A group of Melbourne Anglicans have said a push by a bishop to bless same-sex marriages would strain church unity “to breaking point.” Bishop Parkes of the Anglican Diocese of Wangaratta will put the proposal to his synod at the end of the month. He wants to be allowed permission to bless same-sex couples who …

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US historians and LGBTIQ advocates are searching for the couple pictured in a 1950s gay wedding ceremony after long-lost photos resurfaced. The photos were developed in a Philadelphia chemist sometime in 1957. They show the two men kissing, flanked by groomsmen and cutting their wedding cake in an apartment. The black and white snaps of …

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A same-sex couple has won their two-year legal battle to gain recognition of their marriage in a first for Bulgaria. Australian-born Cristina Palma met her French partner Mariama Dialo in Sydney 16 years ago. In 2016, the couple legally wed in France. The pair were initially permitted to live, work and travel in Bulgaria and …

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