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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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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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Up to 200,000 people joined Taiwan Pride celebrations yesterday. Organisers said people came to Taipei from all over Asia. It was the first Pride march since the island became the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage in May this year. The change to the law came after activist Chi Chia-wei and the Taipei …

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Ordained Anglican priest Father Noel Richards has married his partner Drew Reid in a church ceremony, in a first for the regional Victorian city of Bendigo. The couple have been together for more than five years and tied the knot at St Andrew’s Uniting Church last weekend. It’s the first same-sex wedding ceremony in a …

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Northern Ireland’s LGBTIQ community have cheered the country’s same-sex marriage laws finally coming into effect. The reform came into force at the stroke of midnight on Monday (October 21), UK time. That was the moment a deadline elapsed for conservative lawmakers to stop the legislation put in place by MPs in London. Northern Ireland has …

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A Hong Kong court has ruled against lifting a ban on same-sex marriages and even civil unions in the Asian nation. A lesbian woman, known as “MK”, took the issue to court, arguing the ban on same-sex marriage violated her constitutional rights. But the country’s Court of First Instance ruled the case’s evidence was not …

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Anglican Archbishop of Sydney Glenn Davies has told supporters of same-sex marriage to “please leave us” rather than “ruin the church” over the issue. Speaking at the 51st Synod of the Diocese of Sydney on Monday, Dr Davies warned the church faces “constant pressure” to change its doctrine “in order to satisfy the lusts and …

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A lesbian couple have staged a unique marriage ceremony in the middle of an Extinction Rebellion protest in London. Activists Tamsin Omond and partner Melissa tied the knot – unofficially – on Westminster Bridge after the climate change protest blocked it off to traffic. The crowed cheered on the couple as they exchanged their vows …

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Qantas CEO Alan Joyce is reportedly planning to marry his partner Shane Lloyd in Sydney in early November. The pair will tie the knot in Circular Quay at the Museum of Contemporary Art where Joyce is a board member, the Sydney Morning Herald has reported. The couple have been together for more than 20 years. …

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October 1 marked the 30th anniversary of the world’s first same-sex civil unions, granted in Denmark. Denmark’s “registered partnerships” gave same-sex couples very similar rights as heterosexual ones, with the exception of adopting or sharing joint custody of a child. The Danish parliament passed the bill by a majority of 71-47 after decades of campaigning …

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