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Retrieved 15 December In Maythe now-defunct Australian Capital Territory Advisory Council passed an ordinance which decriminalised some aspects of male-to-male sexual activity and made the age of consent for homosexual sex to be 18, rather than the 16 years of age for heterosexual sex.
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While there are fewer and fewer rights and obligations attached to married couples which do not attach to de facto couples—a status currently encompassing same-sex couples in most legal contexts—supporters of gay rights argue this is not enough, and that the remaining differences are unacceptable.
Read about our editorial guiding principles and the standards ABC journalists and content makers follow. While legislative ceremonies were removed from the Bill, an administrative ceremony may be performed by a representative the ACT Register-General. Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly.
Retrieved 5 May McClelland's position was criticised by Greens Senator Bob Brownwho said it was the ugly face of Labor conservatism. The Civil Partnerships Act entered into force on 19 May McClelland said that "the ceremonial aspects of the ACT model were inappropriate. Performed in the Netherlands proper, including the Caribbean Netherlands.
Yass Tribune. In Australia, voting in elections and referenda is compulsory, but the Senate refused to fund a binding vote. That question must be answered "Yes". See also Same-sex union legislation Same-sex union court cases Timeline of same-sex marriage Recognition of same-sex unions in Africa Recognition of same-sex unions in Asia Recognition of same-sex unions in Europe Recognition of same-sex unions in the Americas Recognition of same-sex unions in Oceania Marriage privatization Divorce of same-sex couples Domestic partnership Military policy Adoption Listings by country LGBT rights by country or territory.
The tiny treasures getting Melbourne through lockdown As Melbourne's harsh lockdown drags on, people are finding joy, awe and the strength to carry on in life's little wonders: beetles, birds, the way the sun hits wet grass.