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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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Amazing Race Australia winners Tim and Rod shared a sweet second marriage proposal at the finish line of the Channel 10 reality show. After taking out the final leg of the compatition, the gay couple weren’t done celebrating. Tim used the happy moment to explain to host Beau Ryan that he had always wanted to …

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More than 6500 same-sex couples wed in Australia in 2018, the first full year of marriage equality, says the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Last year was the first full calendar year of legal same-sex marriages in Australia, and 6,538 couples tied the knot. Of the 119,188 couples who tied the knot over the 12 month …

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Ellen DeGeneres has surprised a newly-engaged lesbian couple after one of the women asked her to stand-in for her unsupportive parents at her wedding. “My parents aren’t going to attend my wedding because they don’t like that I’m gay,” Kate Austin tweeted at Ellen with a photo of her romantic Paris proposal to Sarah Sulsenti. …

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The Australian Capital Territory’s Chief Minister Andrew Barr, our first openly gay government leader, has married partner Anthony Toms. The couple tied the knot at a “small family ceremony” on Wednesday at the historical Longworth House in Anthony’s hometown of Newcastle, New South Wales. Barr posted to Instagram a collage of wedding snaps. The ACT …

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An appeals court in the Cayman Islands has sided with the government and overturned a landmark court ruling on same-sex marriage in the country. Chantelle Day and her partner Vickie Bodden Bush (pictured above) went to court after they were refused permission to marry in the British Overseas Territory last year. The couple argued the …

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Kristen Stewart said she’s ready to take the plunge with girlfriend Dylan Meyer. In a candid interview on The Howard Stern Show, the Charlie’s Angels actress spoke about her interest in tying the knot. Radio host Howard Stern asked Kristen if she was “in love right now,” to which she replied, “Yes, the answer is …

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Melbourne queer radio station JOY 94.9 has hosted its first legal same-sex wedding live on air. The radio station’s drive shift presenters, David Hunt and Sue Wilkinson, came up with the idea after Wilkinson registered as a wedding celebrant earlier this year. JOY 94.9 then held a competition offering the wedding. Local couple Daniel Syrus …

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Qantas boss Alan Joyce yesterday married his partner of 20 years in a lavish ceremony at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) overlooking Sydney Harbour. Guests included Sir Peter and Lady Cosgrove. Their wedding gift to Alan Joyce and husband Shane Lloyd was a framed picture of the former Governor-General signing the marriage equality bill …

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A lesbian couple’s wedding ceremony in New York is going viral after the brides showed they’re “stronger together” with a tandem deadlift. Zeena Hernandez and Lisa Yang, who got married inside Brooklyn’s Prospect Park last month, are both competitive weightlifters and finished off their vows with the impressive show of their strength. After tying the …

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Newcastle’s Anglican diocese has voted in favour of allowing ministers to bless same-sex marriages, defying Sydney Archbishop Glenn Davies on the issue. A majority of the clergy and lay people voted in favour of two bills on the issue at the diocese’s synod – the church’s parliament – on Saturday. One bill permits ministers to …

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