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Sunderland AFC. It is not a loving message coming from the Prime Minister; it is the opposite. However, if [New South Wales] chooses to exercise that power and enact a law for same-sex marriage, the law could be subject to challenge in the High Court of Australia"  and that no current arguments "present an absolute impediment to achieving state-based or Commonwealth marriage equality".
Roy Morgan . Notes Performed statewide in 18 states and Mexico Cityin certain municipalities in three other states, and recognized by all states in such cases. The Cairns Post. The new definition of partner or spouse, "two people in a relationship whether or not it's sexual", was embedded into 80 pieces of legislation, giving same-sex couples rights in making decisions about a partner's health, provides for guardianship when a partner is incapacitated, and gives same-sex couples equal access to a partner's public sector pensions.
Neither performed nor recognized in Niue, Tokelau or the Cook Islands. WA News. Legal guardianships nationwide, except Hong Kong and Macauresidency rights for foreign spouses of legal residents Hong Kong. BBC News. Archived from the original on 10 February In some jurisdictions civil unions or relationship registration systems were introduced prior to the introduction of same-sex marriage, for example Norway and the Netherlands.
A person who had a same-sex de facto partner was treated as a single person. Retrieved 1 July
Despite having support of the major parties the bill was contested by sections of the community, human rights groups and some minor political parties. Archived from the original on 27 February Anthony Albanese MP. The best moments captured on camera as same-sex marriage bill is passed Thursday was an historic day for Australia, as parliament finally passed the marriage equality bill.