External Link: Hobart same-sex couples. External Link: Canberra-Queanbeyan same-sex couples. Of the remaining twenty-eight percent only fourteen percent strongly opposed the proposition. John Howard: The decision of the public should be respected by parliament, but freedoms should be protected.
Archived from the original on 3 June Scroll below the logos to see instructions on how to join our corporate support campaign. Tony Abbott says he has always believed same-sex marriage is an issue where the Australian people wanted to have their say.
From June to Octobersame-sex couples took advantage of this and married in British diplomatic offices across Australia. But today I am even more proud of Australia, the country of my selection. Recent history offers clues.
Wentworth: As in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, the reforms also enabled the lesbian partner of a woman to be recognised as the parent of her partner's child across state law. Kooyong: Holt: Out in Perth.
Before the introduction of same-sex marriage nationally, the inability of de facto couples to have conclusive evidence of their relationships in Western Australia and the Northern Territory made it more difficult for them to access rights accorded to them under the law.
The reforms amended 85 Commonwealth laws to eliminate discrimination against same-sex couples and their children in a wide range of areas. Bass Coast Post. Gordan and Jackson. In fact, only 48 per cent of eligible voters voted Yes to redefining marriage in law.
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