Namespaces Article Talk. The bill amends Section 5 of the Marriage Act to define marriage in Australia as the union of "2 people". WA Today. The survey did not require parliamentary approval and despite being legally challenged, was upheld by the High Court. Same-sex couples have access to different relationship recognition schemes in Australia's eight states and territories.
The bill immediately proceeded to and was passed by the House of Representatives.
Document Selection These documents will be presented in a new window. Sky News Australia. Katter's Australian 1. August Archived from the original PDF on 26 May The bill was rejected by a margin of 45 votes to 5, with only the Greens senators voting in favour of the bill and many Senators not in attendance.
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The matter would then return to Parliament, with MPs to be guided by the outcome of the national poll. Retrieved 4 December Under federal law, they are treated as de facto relationships. Since 1 Marchsome legal differences remain with respect to treatment of couples in a de facto relationship and heterosexual couples in a marriage.
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Adjustments were made based on factors such as responses received through other channels and an allowance for forms that are damaged or invalid. The West Australian. Xenophon Team 2. Retrieved 14 November Amends the Sex Discrimination Act to establish that a minister of religion, religious marriage celebrant and chaplain may refuse to solemnise a marriage irrespective of other provisions in the Act.