Retrieved 28 December Feedback and complaints practice. Under the Australian Constitutionthe Federal Government only has certain enumerated powers, which under Section 51 xxi merely relate to "marriage". 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.
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Under the legislation, same-sex marriages were legally permitted from 7 December Roy Morgan. Legal status of same-sex unions. Retrieved 26 November For critical requests only:. Retrieved 7 December Retrieved 10 May
Corrections Report Content. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Your Feedback. Leave a comment cancel Log in with: Facebook Twitter. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part. Parental options on birth certificates In the past, birth certificates could only list the mother, and if known, the father.
Certificates can also be changed retroactively, so children born of two women from years past can legally now list both parents. The petitionwhich had been pending since June, was an early test for newly confirmed U.
Consequently, a same-sex couple receives the same rate of social security and family assistance payments as an opposite-sex couple. Archived from the original on 9 December Archived from the original on 17 December The state Parliament passed the Discrimination Law Amendment Act in December of that year, which created non-discriminatory definitions of "de facto partner" with respect to 42 pieces of legislation.