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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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Two lesbian women in India, Kavita Arora and Ankita Khanna, are one of two same-sex couples fighting for same-sex marriage rights in the Delhi High Court. India’s marriage laws – the Hindu Marriage Act (HMA), Special Marriage Act (SMA) and Foreign Marriage Act – prohibit same-sex marriages. Arora and Khanna (pictured) have been together for …

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Brisbane NRLW star Ali Brigginshaw has tied the knot with her partner Kate Daly. The 31-year-old has captained the Broncos to back-to-back NRLW premiership wins in 2018, 2019 and 2020. And she capped off a big 2020 with the wedding on December 30. The happy couple shared the news and a series of beautiful “wife …

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Actor Jonathan Bennett, known for his role as Aaron Samuels in 2004 teen comedy Mean Girls, is engaged to boyfriend Jaymes Vaughan after Jaymes proposed. Bennett wrote on Instagram he “said yes and ugly cried like a crazy person” and posted photos from the sweet moment. Sharing the video of the proposal with People, the …

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The Anglican Archbishop of Sydney Glenn Davies has slammed a top church tribunal’s opinion to permit the blessings of same-sex marriages. Last year, the Anglican Diocese of Wangaratta, in north-east Victoria, made history when it voted to allow priests to officially bless same-sex couples already married. However the vote caused controversy and leaders intervened to …

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Outrage greeted the revelation in 2018 that staunch advocate for ‘traditional marriage’ Barnaby Joyce cheated on his wife. Tonight, ABC’s Four Corners revealed that Joyce perhaps comprised just the tip of a ‘traditional marriage’ hypocrisy iceberg. Minister Alan Tudge also cheated on his wife during the marriage equality debate.  Four Corners revealed that Tudge conducted …

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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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