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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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Brisbane’s fifth Same Same Weddings Expo will be held on Sunday 28th March 2021 at Brisbane Powerhouse from 10am to 2pm. This FREE Expo will take over several levels of Brisbane Powerhouse and showcase the best of South-East Queensland’s wedding industry. Couples can chat with more than 50 vendors about their wedding plans in a …

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Actor Hugh Sheridan has proposed to his boyfriend Kurt Roberts on stage at the debut of his new Adelaide Fringe Festival show. After the opening night of his one-man show Hughman at the festival, the 35-year-old actor popped the question to 29-year-old Kurt, a Sydney banker. And he said yes! Friends of the couple shared …

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A gay man with terminal brain cancer is planning to seek an assisted death after he married his husband on Valentine’s Day at the weekend. Alain du Chemin (pictured above right) married partner Paul Gazzard on the British Channel Island of Jersey on February 14, in the company of close family and friends. In September …

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Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore has officially unveiled a 90-metre rainbow path at Prince Alfred Park in Surry Hills to commemorate the the third anniversary of marriage equality. Just over three years ago, 30,000 people gathered on the park’s south-west lawn to hear the results of the marriage equality postal survey. The crowd burst into …

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Queensland’s first openly gay MP Trevor Evans has gotten engaged to his partner Roger. The Brisbane Liberal MP popped the question to his partner, obstetrics specialist Dr Roger Martin, on Tuesday night. Trevor posted a photo of both of them to social media, with Roger holding up his wedding ring. “It’s true, Roger said yes! …

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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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