Entry #36: Same-sex marriage in Australia

Original entry by brennen brennen ()

RegionAustralia
IssueSame-sex marriage
StatusLegal
Start DateDec 9, 2017
End Datenow
DescriptionSame-sex marriage has been legal in Australia since 9 December 2017. The legislation to allow same-sex marriage, the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017, passed the Australian Parliament on 7 December 2017 and received royal assent from the Governor-General the following day.
Sourceshttps://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/gay-marriage/what-do-the-samesex-marriage-laws-actually-say/news-story/3c7e8c418fb6c2b15d39b36c948aa76c https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/dec/07/marriage-equality-law-passes-australias-parliament-in-landslide-vote https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/07/world/australia/gay-marriage-same-sex.html


4 Revisions

4. Revision #9583 ( by FCBSIX)
Field New Value (Current) Old Value
ValueLegal
Start Date2017-12-092012-09-12
NoteSame-sex marriage has been legal in Australia since 9 December 2017. The legislation to allow same-sex marriage, the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017, passed the Australian Parliament on 7 December 2017 and received royal assent from the Governor-General the following day.A registered celebrant is not permitted to conduct legally binding commitment ceremonies for same-sex couples, although they may conduct non-legally binding ceremonies as long as both the couple and those attending are under no illusion that the ceremony
Sourceshttps://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/gay-marriage/what-do-the-samesex-marriage-laws-actually-say/news-story/3c7e8c418fb6c2b15d39b36c948aa76c https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/dec/07/marriage-equality-law-passes-australias-parliament-in-landslide-vote https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/07/world/australia/gay-marriage-same-sex.htmlhttp://www.legislation.act.gov.au/a/2012-40/
3. Revision #546 ( by vviet93)
Field New Value Old Value
ValueUnrecognized, same-sex marriage and civil unions banned
2. Revision #200 ( by vviet93)
Field New Value Old Value
End Date9999-12-122013-12-07
1. Revision #199 ( by vviet93)
Field New Value Old Value (Original)
End Date2013-12-079999-12-12