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same-sex marriage


Adelaide Pride Walk 2

Adelaide’s rainbow-coloured “Pride Walk” has been updated to include another major milestone for the LGBTI community: marriage equality. The painted pathway in Light Square in the CBD was installed in 2016 and includes a timeline of significant LGBTI events in the state, including the first pride march and the decriminalisation of homosexuality. On Thursday, an …

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Bermuda Marriage Equality same-sex couples

Lawmakers on the island of Bermuda have voted to abolish the country’s recognition of same-sex marriages and replace the unions with “domestic partnerships”. The Domestic Partnership Act 2017 was introduced this week and passed both the country’s House of Assembly and Senate. It must be signed by the governor before it becomes law. Same-sex marriage …

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A New South Wales couple will reportedly become the first same-sex couple to legally wed in Australia after the passage of marriage equality. Lauren Price, 31, and Amy Laker, 29, will tie the knot on Saturday afternoon, weeks before other couples can. Marriage equality came into effect last Saturday, and weddings were expected to begin …

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A same-sex couple from Melbourne will be one of the very first in the country to legally marry following the passage of marriage equality. Weddings were expected to begin from January 9 after same-sex couples had given their required one month’s notice. But Melbourne woman Stephanie Dyball will legally marry her partner Megan Stapleton next …

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divorce

Marriage equality advocates have applauded changes to federal immigration laws allowing equal treatment for same-sex couples applying for partner visas. The Immigration Department announced on Saturday it had broadened the category of applicants for partner visas to include same-sex couples after marriage equality took effect that day. Under the changes, a person in a same-sex …

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Senator Dean Smith

Liberal senator Dean Smith has said he’s “chuffed” to be receiving invitations to same-sex weddings in 2018. Smith’s same-sex marriage bill, co-signed by eight other senators, passed its final vote last Thursday amid emotional scenes in the House of Representatives. The senator, who is gay, told PerthNow that he’d been “inundated” with personal stories from …

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Two Perth women are finally able to file for one of Australia’s first same-sex divorces now that Australian marriage equality has come into effect. The couple married at a foreign consulate in Perth in 2015, under the laws of a European country where same-sex marriage was legal. But when they separated, the couple discovered that …

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The first same-sex couples will be able to get married under Australian law from early January. Following Thursday’s historic marriage equality vote, Governor-General Peter Cosgrove signed off on the laws on Friday, which was the final step allowing marriage equality to officially start on Saturday, December 9. This means the first weddings could happen from …

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By Paula Gerber, Monash University It took a long time, but on Thursday Australia became the 26th country to achieve marriage equality. The LGBTI community is euphoric and relieved with this hard-fought victory. But there is also trauma from the drawn-out postal survey campaign, which saw attacks on rainbow families and communities. It left many …

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Qnews Magazine Marriage Equality community forum

The Equality Campaign has thanked the Australian people and congratulated the parliament for passing the same-sex marriage bill into law on Thursday afternoon. This bill ensures every LGBTI Australian will now be treated equally with the same dignity and respect as their fellow Australians and will be able to marry the person they love. We …

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