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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.

Darebin Council

A regional Victorian council has reportedly voted to fly a rainbow flag outside its chambers until marriage equality is achieved. Surf Coast Shire councillors voted 4-3 on Wednesday night to support of a motion to fly the flag from May 17, recognised as the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), the Geelong Advertiser …

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Island Wedding

Allison McWatters and Tracey Strachan thought all their dreams had come true. They went to the North City Wedding and Bridal Expo in Wellington, New Zealand in January and decided to try their luck by entering a prize draw for an all-inclusive wedding package at the popular Edgewater Resort in Rarotonga – and won. Their …

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Magda Szubanski I Do Marriage Equality Shirt

Comedian Magda Szubanski engaged in a passionate debate with Deputy Nationals leader Fiona Nash over the government’s planned marriage equality plebiscite on Monday night’s episode of ABC’s Q&A. Senator Nash argued the plebiscite gave “every single Australian the right to have say” on marriage equality, but Szubanski said the poll’s $160 million cost would be …

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Government Senators Matt Canavan and Chris Back have accused the SBS of an “abuse” of its position as a public broadcaster for it’s support of marriage equality during a Senate estimates hearing in Canberra today. The Senators’ concerns stem from SBS’s decision to publicly declare themselves as supporters of marriage equality earlier this year, and …

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Julia Gillard Change opinion SSM

Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard says she has changed her position on same-sex marriage! and that she would vote in favour of marriage equality if a public plebiscite were to be held. Gillard made the announcement this week while delivering a speech to the Melbourne College of Law and Justice, adding that she was making …

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In today’s society, when a bride tosses her bouquet the catcher is viewed as the next single woman likely to wed. In actual fact, the bouquet toss comes from early England, when women would try and rip bits of fabric or flowers off the bride’s dress as it was believed that it would bring good …

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Chihuahua has just become the fourth state in Mexico to officially approve same-sex marriage. Unlike other jurisdictions around the world which have recently introduced marriage equality with dramatic & emotionally charged referendums and parliamentary votes, Chihuahua’s change of policy was as simple as Governor César Duarte Jáquez making an announcement that his government would no …

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Jewish Same-Sex Couples immigrate to Israel

Israel will now allow non Jewish same-sex spouses to immigrate to Israel with their Jewish partners. While same-sex marriage is not legal in Israel nor the Middle-East The Interior Minister Gideon Saar publicised a directive to the immigration authorities to not differentiate between straight and gay married couples  Jews and non-Jewish relatives who move the …

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