Document Type Honours thesis. Victorian Local Governance Association. Leader News Corp. Eades, Quinn; Vivienne, Son; et al. Since Januarygay couples in Norway legally have been able to marry, adopt children and undergo artificial insemination.
Neither performed nor recognized in Niue, Tokelau or the Cook Islands. From December 9 , state and territory governments will no longer be able to block changes to birth certificates and other documents. The new law, which was passed inreplaced a law permitting civil unions. Section 46 1 of the Act, however, has always included a provision requiring celebrants to state the legal nature of marriage in Australia, viz.
During the bill's second reading, Anthony AlbaneseLabor MP for Grayndler said, "what has caused offence is why the Government has rushed in this legislation in what is possibly the last fortnight of parliamentary sittings. The bans on gay marriage in 13 states across America have been ruled unconstitutional.
Israel 6. What explains such a relatively quick emergence of same-sex marriage as an issue in Australia?
Consequently, a same-sex couple receives the same rate of social security and family assistance payments as an opposite-sex couple. This thesis seeks to explore these questions and represents an attempt to open up the topic of same-sex marriage to historical scrutiny.
For instance, with relation to social security and general family law, same-sex couples were previously not recognised as a couple for social security or family assistance purposes. Retrieved 13 August Affiliation School of Historical and Philosophical Studies.