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Marriage Amendment Bill Year Status Current in force Government Prime Minister Coalition John Howard Parties with a conscience vote None Bill type Government Description The Marriage Legislation Amendment Bill sought to amend the Marriage Act Cth to define marriage as a union of a man and a woman; and clarify that same-sex marriages entered into under the law of another country would not be recognised in Australia; and Family Law Act Cth to prevent intercountry adoptions by same sex couples under multilateral or bilateral agreements or arrangements.
Sincethe ACT has recognised civil partnerships which provide same-sex couples with increased rights regarding superannuation, taxation and social security. Furthermore, she argues that even if operative, a state marriage law would do little more than facilitate the holding of a ceremony.
Two days later, the "union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life" in the Act became the "union of two people to the exclusion of all others". Victoria has recognised domestic partnerships since December Degree of recognition unknown. Performed statewide in 18 states and Mexico Cityin certain municipalities in three other states, and recognized by all states in such cases.
Bill homepage Bills digest. City of Yarra. Retrieved 26 September States and territories have long had the ability to create laws with respect to relationships, though Section 51 xxi of the Constitution of Australia prescribes that marriage is a legislative power of the Federal Parliament.
Retrieved 4 September In Western Australia , the Acts Amendment Lesbian and Gay Law Reform Act removed all remaining legislative discrimination toward sexual orientation by adding the new definition of "de facto partner" into 62 acts, provisions and statutes and created new family law designed to recognise same-sex couples as de facto relationships.
Gordan and Jackson. Crosby Textor . The median age for males in same-sex marriages was New South Wales has also sought to legislate with respect to same-sex marriage.