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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.

A marriage equality campaigner is considering legal action against leading “no” campaign vehicle Coalition For Marriage, alleging the group defamed her on their website. Canberra woman Jill Moran claims the use of her photo to illustrate a press release titled “Tonight a test for the extremists of the ‘yes’ campaign” falsely portrays her as a …

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A Sydney couple whose rainbow-coloured “yes” letterbox has been vandalised twice have sent a message to the vandals. Harley Stumm and Fiona Wining installed the letterbox outside their inner city home last month to show their support for same-sex marriage. But within a week, it had been defaced with black spray paint. Sydney artist Mickey …

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Youth mental health organisation headspace has released a video reminding young LGBTIQ people they need to look after themselves amid the negative elements of the marriage equality debate. Developed by a team of young people at headspace, the video offers four simple messages: 1. Look after yourself 2. Look after others 3. Connect with the …

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Morgan Freeman has spoken about the time he had “so much fun” at a Sydney gay bar. Freeman told News Corp that his favorite memory of Australia was ending up dancing to Sister Sledge’s “We Are Family” at the unnamed venue. “It was so much fun and I thought there was this feeling of freedom,” …

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Cairns lgbti

Members and supporters of Cairns’ LBGTI community have filmed a video backing the “yes” vote in the same-sex marriage postal survey. In the video, shot by the Cairns LGBTI Alliance, locals gather on Cairns’ Trinity Beach to wave supportive signs before they line up to form the word “yes” and unfurl the country’s longest rainbow …

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A gay couple whose onstage marriage proposal at Adele’s Melbourne concert went viral earlier this year have urged Australia to vote “yes” in the same-sex marriage postal survey. In a new video from Australian Marriage Equality, Chris and Wade explain they met 10 years ago and own a cafe in an inner Melbourne suburb. Chris …

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Marriage equality campaigners have criticised a “divisive” new advertisement trying to cast marriage equality supporters as intolerant by citing abusive social media comments. The new ad displays screenshots of abuse on social media from people it alleges are marriage equality supporters who have called opponents “homophobic maggots”, “bigots” and expressed hope that “someone kicks your …

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Married Couples benefits

By Hannah Robert, La Trobe University and Fiona Kelly, La Trobe University Opponents of marriage equality often say that married and de facto couples already have the same rights. To what extent is this true? And, in legal terms, how much do the differences matter? In an opinion piece last week, former prime minister Tony …

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Immigration minister Peter Dutton has said the NRL should also allow a same-sex marriage “no” campaign song at the Grand Final this weekend, alongside a planned performance of US rapper Macklemore’s 2012 hit “Same Love”. This week, a petition was started asking the NRL to take a neutral stance on same-sex marriage and calling for …

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Thousands have gathered in Brisbane to march in support of same-sex marriage. Flooding the city streets with rainbow flags and “yes” signs. The crowd, which organisers said was the largest ever to gather at a Queensland marriage equality rally. Packed into Queens Park on Sunday afternoon ahead of a march through the CBD. Jess Payne …

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