Same-sex Marriage in Australia: What changes for same-sex
Australia has officially become the 26th country to legalise same-sex marriage after the law was passed on Thursday with the overwhelming backing of the Federal Parliament.
Australia votes yes to same-sex marriage
Accordingly, if marriage equality in Australia is passed, same-sex couples who choose to marry will no longer be required to prove they meet eligibility requirements to apply for a property settlement. 2. Same-sex couples who were married overseas will be able to divorce in Australia.
Same-sex marriage results crush the idea that Australian
On 9 December 2017, the right to marry in Australia was no longer determined by sex or gender. In 2017, Australians voted in favour of marriage equality via a postal survey.. On 9 December 2017, the Marriage Act 1961 was updated to allow for marriage equality. The Act defines marriage as the union of 2 people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.
Marriage equality in Australia | Attorney-Generals Department
Earlier this month the results of the same-sex marriage postal survey came in with 61.6% of Australians declaring they think the law should be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry. Since that result was announced Australians on both sides of the debate have watched and waited to see what official action takes place.
Same-sex marriage in Australia - Wikipedia
Same-sex marriage in Australia has been legal since 9 December 2017. 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. The law came into effect on 9 December, immediately recognising overseas same-sex marriages.