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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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As so often before, Taiwan yesterday again demonstrated the country’s dedication to diversity and inclusion. Ahead of today’s LGBT Pride 2020, two lesbian military officers married their same-sex partners in a mass military wedding at Army Command headquarters. Scroll down for video The two officers both married civilian brides. They wore dress uniform for the …

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Pope Francis declared support for same-sex civil unions in a documentary released earlier today. He made the remarks during the discussion of various social issues in the film Francesco, which premiered at the Rome Film Festival. “Homosexual people have a right to be in a family. They’re children of God and have a right to …

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Queensland doctor David van Gend, who believes homosexuality is “disordered behaviour” and “potentially treatable”, may win Liberal National party preselection in a federal seat. The sitting member, federal Coalition MP John McVeigh, resigned last month. Now voters in the federal electorate of Groom, in Toowoomba, will go to the polls for a byelection on November …

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A US fitness instructor has surprised his new husband by busting out choreo with their wedding party in a flash mob to Lady Gaga’s “Stupid Love”. On National Coming Out Day, Brock Dalgleish posted videos to social media of he and groom Riley Jay Barrington walking down the aisle. Dalgleish then stops, pulls off his …

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A Bendigo man who campaigned against same-sex marriage has apologised and claims his views have changed, as he campaigns for a seat on his local council. Lewis Freeman-Harrison ran a Facebook page named “Vote No Australia” during the divisive 2017 postal survey. But the 25-year-old now says he no longer holds those views. He posted …

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The Queensland gay couple who made history with their same-sex wedding have donated their suits for a new Queensland Museum exhibition. Craig Burns and Luke Sullivan made history with their ceremony just minutes after midnight on January 9, 2018. It was the first Queensland wedding on day one of same-sex marriage in Australia. Now their …

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His sister accused critics of the former PM Tony Abbott of ‘scoring cheap political points’ in a weekend tweet. Christine Forster castigated those who describe the new British trade advisor as a ‘homophobe and misogynist’ without knowing him. However, Forster neglected to address the many incidents and comments that inspired the accusations. Abbott’s appointment proved …

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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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